Whitney Jones – Simon's Club Member of Week

Any mother would gladly lay down her life for her child, which makes both the Jones’ and Sudman’s stories heartbreakingly ironic. Phyllis Sudman has long credited her child, Simon, with saving her life. Following his death, the family was instructed to get their hearts checked. Through this process, Phyllis was...

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water . . .

“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” What does this proverb mean, anyway? It’s probably used most in the company of someone that doesn’t have the will or desire to engage in a particular task or behavior. However, in the sudden cardiac arrest prevention...

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Cherry Hill (September 7, 2013)

A group of Cherry Hill high school students brought this screening to their school. Approximately 300 students attended the screening. A special thanks to the Bauer, Shapiro, Silpe and Stern families for their leadership.

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OMG U Can DIY

We love to make things complicated. Think about it. We are really good at over-complicating subjects, and then convincing ourselves that we need an “expert” to solve the problem. How many of us can change a toilet? Install a ceiling fan? Change the fuses in our car? Certainly,  some areas...

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Monday Morning Quarterback

Last weekend, the NFL kicked off its season. This unleashed the fury on sports talk radio all over the country – who’s going to win it all, who should be fired, who’s the best ever, and so on. It’s called Monday Morning Quarterbacking – utilizing hindsight to analyze, evaluate and...

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Even Reviews Need Reviews – SCA and Childhood Death Review

Even Reviews Need Reviews:  Investigating the presence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the PA Child Death Review Reports By Hilary Gray During my time with Simon’s Fund this summer, I was introduced to the Pennsylvania Child Death Review Program and their work to “promote the safety and well being...

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Dead Man Floating

Last week, I flew from Philadelphia to Nashville to Raleigh to Tampa to Philadelphia. I met with lawmakers about the sudden cardiac arrest prevention act. We found lawmakers in Tennessee and North Carolina to sponsor the bill. We’re pretty excited. I heard airline attendants on four separate occasions tell us...

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The Heart of a Tennis Champion

The big sports headline this week came from London when Andy Murray became the first male Brit in 77 years to win Wimbledon (four women won during the same period). If you watched the match, you had to be awed by the strength and endurance of Murray and Djokovic. It...

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The Backsplash Effect – Everywhere

Growing up, I don’t think we had a backsplash in our kitchen. After I left my childhood home, I spent the next  thirteen years in apartments. I don’t think there was a blacksplash in any of them either. Then, we bought a house, and I discovered that we HAD to...

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Sarah, We Need a Medical Awakening

Have you ever come across a scent or a song that transports you to another place and time? Of course, why else would Glee resurrect all the oldies like Don’t Stop Believin‘.  What were you doing when that song first came out? This occurrence works both ways – it is not...

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