Legacy in the News: Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening aims to screen 500 teens

KGW Newschannel 8, Portland Family Magazine, South County Spotlight newspaper and The Lund Report

September 2013

Molly Burchell, M.D., Clinical Vice President of Pediatrics for Legacy Health and pediatric hospitalist at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel writes about the importance of heart screenings for teens in this month’s Portland Family Magazine.

The seventh annual Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening is sponsored by Randall Children’s Hospital and the David Heller Foundation, with generous support from adidas and Health Net of Oregon. The event will provide 500 students from throughout the Portland metropolitan area ages 13–19 with a full cardiac screening at only $10 per student. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

The event is Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the adidas Village: 5055 N. Greeley Avenue in Portland.

 Preregistration is required at www.legacyhealth.org/TACS.

All registered teens will receive a pass to the adidas Village Employee Store and can hang out in the teen fun zone while they wait to be screened.

KGW’s Cathy Marshall interviewed Bev Heller, Dr. James Kyser, pediatric cardiologist and Xavier, a basketball and football player whose screening came back negative twice. Xavier was screened once again in Dr. Kyser’s office for the story. 
Watch the story on KGW Newschannel 8, read the article by Dr. Molly Burchell in Portland Family Magazine and read the story about the Heller Foundation in the South County Spotlight.

Contact: Maegan Vidal