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CRY screen 7,000th young person on Isle of Man

As part of the ongoing mission to raise awareness and to help prevent young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) for the 12th year running, CRY will be holding a weekend of specialist heart screening at Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man on 28th and 29th April where around 400 young people, aged between 14 and 35, will […]


London Marathon 2018 race day information

We are so looking forward to having you as part of our team on Sunday 22nd April. Please included below some links to useful information for the day in this email. Please refer to the relevant section relating to your start point. Brand new for 2018, you can now add a CRY London Marathon frame […]


Anniversaries following a young sudden cardiac death

In May 2016 CRY launched a powerful new booklet for families learning to navigate their emotions through the seemingly endless anniversaries and “important dates” they find themselves faced with following the tragic death of a young person from an undiagnosed heart condition. The booklet, ‘Anniversaries: following a young sudden cardiac death’ was compiled by CRY’s […]


Dr Gemma Parry-Williams explains the CRY screening process

ECGs are simple. They only take 10 minutes and can save many young lives. CRY wants all young people to have the chance to be screened, to prevent tragedies occurring and provide peace of mind for thousands of young people and their families every year. CRY Research Fellow Dr Gemma Parry-Williams gave a great explanation […]


Ray Wilkins MBE – CRY Patron

Alison Cox MBE, CRY Founder comments on the death of Ray Wilkins MBE, CRY Patron; “On behalf of everyone involved with CRY, I would like to express our deep sadness at the news of Ray Wilkins MBE who died earlier today and to share our condolences with his family. “Ray had been a loyal and […]


Professor Sharma’s Q&A about the new guidelines for ECG screening

Below is an interview with CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma, focusing on the impact of exercise on the heart and improved guidelines for interpreting ECGs that were introduced thanks to years of CRY research. Why is it important to understand these changes? Recognition of these factors is important to reduce the false positive rate […]


London Landmarks Half Marathon 2018

          Thank you and congratulations to the 15 CRY runners who took part in the Inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 25th March 2018!  We were so pleased that we managed to see and cheer on all of our runners on the day, despite the 10,000 runners taking part. The weather was a […]


£5 million funded by CRY to support fast-track NHS cardiology services for families

Since 2005 CRY has funded over £5 million to support fast-track NHS cardiology referral services for families after a young sudden cardiac death and expert pathology investigations after a tragedy. In 2018 CRY will be providing over £800,000 of grants to St. George’s University which will fund the CRY research programmes and the clinical support […]


New Echo machine installed at CRY’s centre of excellence

CRY are pleased to announce the installation of a new state-of-the-art echocardiogram machine at our Centre for Inherited Heart Conditions and Sports Cardiology at St George’s, University of London. Funded by CRY, the new Vivid E95 (developed by GE Healthcare) will be a huge asset to the portfolio of equipment used on a daily basis by […]


CRY’s screening total reaches 152,000

Following on from a new yearly screening record of 27,542 young people in 2017, CRY has now screened a staggering total of 152,000 young people aged between 14 and 35, since 1995. It was in 1993 when CRY Founder Alison Cox first discussed the idea of cardiac screening for young people with Professor William McKenna. […]


CRY fears families could be “falsely reassured” after a young sudden cardiac death

Dr Steven Cox explains how new, CRY-funded research (published today) raises the question of whether suddenly bereaved families are being correctly assessed Alongside our pioneering screening programme and unique bereavement support network, research is central to CRY’s mission to prevent young sudden cardiac death. There has been an overwhelming reaction – both in the UK […]


CRY partnership with intu, Uxbridge raises over £16,000

As our Charity of the Year partnership with Intu, Uxbridge comes to a close, we are delighted to announce that just over £16,000 has been raised for CRY in 2016 and 2017. The first event, during our two-year partnership, was a pop-up shop at the intu, Uxbridge Shopping Centre, stocked with items of clothing donated […]


CRY Great Cake Bake 2017

The sixth CRY Great Cake Bake took place on Friday 24th November 2017, as part of Raising Awareness Week. We would like to thank everybody who took part in the CRY Great Cake Bake and for helping to make the event such a success. Money is still coming in but we are delighted to say […]


The development of CRY’s bereavement support programme

The development of CRY’s bereavement support programme – Alison’s Column Update 73 When I started CRY in 1995, I increasingly became aware of how affected families were left floundering not only for an explanation as to what could possibly have caused their tragedy, but also some understanding as to how much it was happening, as […]