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CRY was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to young sudden cardiac death (YSCD); sudden death syndrome (SDS); SADS

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CRY promotes:

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    ECG Testing Programmes

    medical research

The CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology facilitates a fast track coroner / pathology referral service managed by cardiac pathologist Dr Mary Sheppard

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions

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CRY's Vision 2014
To work with cardiologists and family doctors to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young by establishing good practice and screening facilities devoted to significantly reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death throughout the UK.

Please call us on 01737 363222 if you have suffered a bereavement

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CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk - 6th July 2014                       Registration open!
More than 1200 people took part in the CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk 2013. Join us for the 8th annual walk on Sunday 6th July 2014.  Register online here

Virgin Money London Marathon – 13th April 2014

Congratulations and thank you to our amazing 110 London Marathon CRY runners! We are very proud of you all and very grateful for your fantastic efforts to raise awareness and funds for CRY. 

Next year’s race date is Sunday 26th April and the ballot opens on Tuesday 22nd April 2014. Please apply as soon as possible as this usually closes within hours of opening.

Unum announces charity partnership with CRY
Unum, the world's largest 
disability insurance company, are delighted to announce that their UK offices have chosen CRY as their national charity of the year.  As well as fundraising and raising awareness they will also support CRY with staff expertise in marketing, finance and media; as well as sponsoring the 2014 CRY Bridges Walk.

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Pixie Lott goes 'back to school' as charity ambassador - 11th March 2014
Assemblies will never seem the same again for the pupils of two schools who were serenaded by one of the biggest stars of Britain’s pop scene - singer / songwriter, Pixie Lott!

CRY Bereavement Support Days - dates and venues for 2014
CRY's annual Bereavement Support events consist of several Regional Bereavement Support Days around the UK, plus a number of National Bereavement Support Days in Birmingham, specifically for Partners, Mums, Dads and Siblings.

CRY SADS booklet

CRY International Conference - 10th & 11th October 2014
This annual event
for academics and medical personnel is FREE to attend and attracts speakers and delegates from around the globe, including many of the world's leading experts on sports cardiology and young sudden cardiac death.
See also CRY's Research section.

CRY launches new myheart support booklet
This booklet provides the opportunity for both those affected and those that care deeply for them, to discuss, understand and perhaps even gain new perspectives on the extraordinarily challenging issue of being young and diagnosed with a potentially life threatening heart condition.

Signed bookmarks - sports star

CRY's coming of age carol service; a Dickensian tale.... - 9th December 2013
Over 500 people gathered at the prestigious setting of St John’s Smiths Square on the evening of December 9th to enjoy a wonderful evening of carol singing and choral music to help mark CRY’s “coming of age”.

Justice for James: re-opening the Inquest into the death of James Markham
If you have lost someone you love and do not think the Inquest and subsequent death certificate issued are a true reflection of what happened, Jeff Markham's story shows that an Inquest re-opened without huge cost or legal knowledge.


Tom James becomes CRY Patron
We are delighted to announce that two-time Olympic gold medallist Tom James (GB Rowing) has become a CRY Patron.

CRY Parliamentary Reception - 27th November 2013
CRY's annual Parliamentary Reception was held in the Terrace Marquee at Westminster on Wednesday 27th November. Guest of Honour was CRY Patron Andy Scott, former professional footballer.  CRY's new myheart booklet was launched at the event.

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Treat CRY at Halloween             New thank you video message from McColl's CEO
CRY is delighted to announce the total raised via their partnership with McColl's Retail Group as part of an extra special Halloween Campaign.  The promotion ran for the 3 weeks leading up to Halloween and McColl's aimed for a nationwide campaign to raise over
£100,000; with great success they raised over £170,000!

Zoom Media announces charity partnership with CRY
Zoom Media, the world's leading provider of Gym TV, are delighted to announce their charity partnership with CRY.  As well as fundraising and raising awareness they also plan to support CRY by providing day release of staff to assist with multiple functions including marketing, finance and technology.

CRY Screening Services

CRY Medical Information DVD
The CRY Medical Information DVD is the result of a project instigated by Gareth Mallon of the East Midlands Ambulance Service.  The DVD contains a wealth of medical information aimed at paramedics and other health professionals.

CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology - Launch
Wednesday 28th April
2010 saw the official launch of the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London.

Charity Parachute Jump
Free parachute jump for charity fundraisers

In memory of Ian Hoggarth
"He was a joker and each Christmas he would buy something to make us laugh. That was his favourite time of year. I’m so pleased I kept his last Mother’s Day, birthday and Christmas cards."

CRY posters and CRY leaflets / booklets
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CRY has a range of merchandise including soft toys, pens, golf balls, water bottles, caps, clothing and more.  CRY also has a large variety of Christmas cards which can be purchased all year round.  Buy direct at the CRY online shop or download an order form here.

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