Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
We are a student-led project looking to raise awareness, and volunteers once we begin to organise fundraising events.
Like our facebook page, ask questions and invite friends - the more people that know about us the more we can achieve!
@CRYatUoN on facebook
What can you do?
- Simply asking questions can potentially help prevent future cases.
- Signing up on the right hand side will indicate to us that you are interested in volunteering at future events and raising money/awareness!
- Referring us to friends, talking about us; spread the word about cardiac risk in the young.
- Looking up and researching CRY on their website
- Suggest ideas for events/fundraisers - become part of the committee.