Falcons News · Zac Mago Foundation Providing Heart Screenings at John Glenn


Dear Parents,

The Zac Mago Foundation has teamed up with mCore Athletes to bring heart screenings to the Senior Class of John Glenn.  mCore provides an EKG and Echocardiogram that can detect conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  The screenings are not just limited to Senior athletes.  We only have 150 spots available (if needed we can add 30 more) for the first round of heart screenings that are being done.  They are being done May 20, 21 and 22 during school hours and the online signup makes it very easy and convenient for parents.  The screening is normally $79 per student but is being offered for $20.  The ZMF is paying the rest of the cost for each student.  Those students who can’t afford the $20 can sign up and the ZMF or mCore will provide the payment in full.

As many of you know, Zac Mago was moved on July 5, 2018 from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest took another John Glenn student a little more than a year before Zac.  Thomas Pickens was moved on June 13, 2017.  By all accounts, two healthy teens who showed no signs or symptoms of any type of heart condition.  SCA is a silent killer that can be prevented by having your teens heart screened.

mCore provides both an EKG and Echocardiogram, two screenings that detect conditions and abnormalities of the heart.  The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per student and is done at the school during the school day.  You may use your healthcare spending account or flex care spending account for payment.

All mCORE screenings are performed by registered cardiac sonographers and results are read by mCORE medical director and our team of pediatric cardiologists.  The results are uploaded to the online registration portal 7-10 days after the screening.
John Glenn High School Heart Screening
Location:        Study Hall Rooms
Time:               8am – 4pm
Date:              
May 20, 21 & 22, 2019
Cost:               
$20 *Due to the generous donation from the ZMF the cost will only be $20 per screening instead of $79. (These screenings would cost $1,500-$2,000 in a clinical setting)

 

To reserve your screening time please click https://mcoreathletes.com/scheduler_schedule/?school=309 or www.mcoreathletes.com,

Click “Schedule Screening” and choose John Glenn High School (IN) – Zac Mago Foundation.

 

If you have any questions or need help registering please contact mCORE 866-382-2319 or the Zac Mago Foundation at info@ZacMagoFoundation.org. or visit our website www.ZacMagoFoundation.org(Please contact mCORE or the ZMF should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.  Please do not contact the school with questions.)

To learn more about mCORE and Preventative Heart Screenings visit us at www.mcoreathletes.com