HCM Awareness

Creating awareness for a silent disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the first step to finding a cure. The John Lee Foundation plans to educate individuals on what HCM is and who it can affect. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a thickening of the heart muscle, which eventually makes it extremely hard for blood to pump into the heart. This often leads to sudden cardiac arrest and unfortunately more often than not resulting in sudden death. Young student-athletes are at the highest risk in having HCM, especially in high endurance sports like basketball, football, and soccer.

One of the goals The John Lee Foundation has is to make aware the severity of the disease to everyone, including parents, players and coaches. A platform must be created to help lead to a better solution in identifying HCM before it leads to tragedy.

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