Reflections from the Red Carpet

We met Karen Fondu, President, and Malena Higurea, CMO, at L’Oreal’s corporate headquarters that morning. We learned about how the selection process went from 3,400 applicants to thirty finalists to ten honorees. Every honoree took a few minutes sharing their story with the L’Oreal team. Tears were shed. This lasted about two hours....

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Being a Part of Something Bigger

I am on my way home from the 9th Annual Parent Heart Watch Conference. I sit on the Board and Simon’s Fund was a sponsor. It is a great organization that brings families and organizations together. Here are some thoughts that I shared with the attendees. Simon’s Fund is really...

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Trade Secrets

Imagine this . . . Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery in the country (and based outside of Philly) is invited to visit Mike’s Hard Lemonade in Seattle. The purpose of the trip is for Mike’s Hard Lemonade to share all of its trade secrets with Yuengling. Yes, all of the recipes,...

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Leonard Foundation Pushes for AEDs

BAY CITY — Every day sporting events all across the country bring people together to cheer for a team. When Bay City All Saints hosted Unionville-Sebewaing Area on Wednesday in boys basketball, the team everyone came to support didn’t wear Cougars blue or Patriots red. It bore the name and...

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Great Nonprofits at Work on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It was started in honor of Pleasanton resident Michael Gable, who suddenly died in 2009 at the age of 38, killed by a heart disease he didn’t even know he had. Pleasanton wife and mother Michelle Gable was still reeling from the sudden death of her husband Michael from cardiac...

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Brandon Jennings Invitational

Feleica Stewart thought she had no reason to worry. There was no history of heart disease in her family. In fact, longevity was the trend. Her grandmother lived to 90. Her mother lived to 82. To top it off, she was a nurse and John, her son, was the picture of...

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Over Foundation Checks Hearts and Saves Lives

Congrats to our friends in PA, Nick Over Foundation, for checking hearts and saving lives. Nicholas Ryan Over had seemed like a perfectly healthy 20-year-old.  “He was like a lot of youths,” said his mother Cris Over. “On the outside he was fine. He was working part-time and going to...

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Paredes Foundation is Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Great piece about our friends on the West Coast saving lives in memory of their son, Eric. Eric Paredes’ story is not unlike Wes Leonard’s, the Fennville High basketball star who collapsed and died in Michigan last March of sudden cardiac arrest minutes after hitting the game-winning overtime shot. Paredes,...

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Quinnipiac U Hoops for Hearts

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s basketball teams welcomed the Hoops For Heart Health organization to TD Bank Sports Center on Tuesday morning, a foundation founded by National Basketball Association (NBA) star, Ryan Gomes. Hoops For Heart Health is a not-for-profit association that was established to address...

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Foundation Screens 50,000 Hearts

Simon’s Fund would like to thank Dr. Joe Marek and the Midwest Heart Foundation for showing the world that checking hearts is relatively easy, affordable and effective.  Thanks for checking hearts and saving lives! Heart foundation gives 50,000th free screening at Glenbard South The milestone passed with little fanfare. But school...

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