CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE first had the idea to offer cardiac screening to young people in 1993. Alison discussed this with Professor William McKenna, and with the help of the Lawn Tennis Association, CRY held its first ever screening event in 1993.
In the fourth part of our “Looking Back at 25” series to mark CRY’s 25th anniversary, we look at how CRY’s first volunteers helped get the charity underway and the impact they have had over the years.
In the third part of our “Looking Back at 25” series to mark CRY’s 25th anniversary, we look at when young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) started receiving more press coverage in the early 1990s, and how awareness of CRY and YSCD has grown.
After one year at a tennis orientated Texas High School and a second at a small university, my son Steve, now CRY’s Chief Executive, felt he was more than ready to move to the massive university in Missouri that had offered him a full tennis scholarship.
He was surprised when he was told that all 2,000 new scholarship athletes needed to have an ECG taken at the hospital which was on the boundary of the university.
Issue 80 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2019. This issue includes features on plenty of key events, including the latest CRY Conference, the CRY Great Cake Bake, and the 10th CRY Durham Walk, along with major developments such as the funding CRY received from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant.
We have complied information on resources for our CRY families and supporters during the UK’s lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include support resources for those affected by a Young Sudden Cardiac Death of someone aged 35 or under, support resources for young people who have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening inherited or congenital cardiac condition, and ideas for raising awareness for all ages.
Can I exercise during this pandemic? Yes. There is evidence that moderate exercise performed for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times per week strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of viral infection. Scientific studies have
I have a heart condition. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition? No – the infection can be caught by anyone. However, people with underlying heart
Dear CRY members and supporters We hope you are remaining positive and embracing the significant changes ahead of us all during these difficult times associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of our supporters are
CRY scores a century with Hampshire cricket foundation as they team up to screen 100 young people a day
In the run up to Heart Month 2020, Hampshire Cricket Foundation [the aligned charity to Hampshire Cricket and the Ageas Bowl] came together with CRY to deliver free cardiac screening sessions for members of the
New Ambassador Tony Lit MBE – Managing Director of Sunrise Radio – pledges to “raise awareness of CRY to the British Asian community” through year-long media partnership
The 25th anniversary year of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is getting off to a very ‘bright’ start with the announcement of a 12-month partnership with the award-winning Sunrise Radio, a 24-hour commercial station
Dr Steven Cox, responds to the latest (Dec 2019) recommendations from the UK National Screening Committee (NSC) relating to systematic population screening for cardiac conditions associated with young sudden cardiac death (YSCD)
“Just prior to Christmas Day, the UK National Screening Committee published its conclusion to the consultation reconfirming the UK NSC does not recommend systematic population screening for cardiac conditions associated with Sudden Cardiac Death in
The leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has added an impressive new Echocardiogram (the Vivid™iq, developed by GE Healthcare), to its portfolio of screening equipment used on a daily basis by its