Our last blog post on CRY’s screening programme focused on the early years. We looked back to when our testing was just getting underway and how we developed over the late ‘90s and early 2000s.
Looking Back at 25: How one of CRY’s youngest supporters helped write a new chapter in our fundraising history
For this article we’re going to look back to 2005, the year of CRY’s 10th anniversary… From day one, Alison Cox and the team at CRY have often been ‘lost for words’ at the amazing
Looking Back at 25: How the pioneering postcard project gave the stamp of approval to CRY’s campaign for change
First launched in 2004 (then revived almost five years later) CRY’s iconic postcard campaign marked a turning point in the evolution of the charity. The initiative helped take CRY from a reactive organisation with raising
Former international opera star Kathryn Harries first had the idea for a walk in 2006, the year she became a CRY Patron. Then, on 7th July 2007, she completed a 32-mile walk along the Thames
The personal loss from a young sudden cardiac death is engraved on the heart of every parent, sibling, partner or friend forever. To be confronted with a vicious pandemic that engulfs every nation is terrifying, and most of all affects those that have already suffered the sudden loss of a fit and healthy young person.
After founding CRY in 1995, Alison Cox MBE became increasingly aware of the kind of support that was needed for families who had lost someone to young sudden cardiac death. This included both an explanation
There won’t be many – if any! – CRY supporters and stakeholders who aren’t already familiar with our Consultant Cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma. Not only has Prof Sharma been an integral part of the fabric
Have you ever wondered why a teddy in a t-shirt sometimes pops up on CRY’s posters or turns up at events? Why would one of CRY’s furry friends be pictured on a flyer, helping to
New paper in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology provides expert guidance for ‘safe exercise’ in the COVID-era & how to prepare for a return to sport.
The new publication, supported by CRY’s research programme, highlights myriad issues and questions including; specific advice for Marathon runners
The annual Parliamentary Reception has become a popular and important feature of CRY’s calendar; a platform where projects have been unveiled, new resources introduced, and campaigns launched – as well as the opportunity for some
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.
We are delighted to announce that registration is now open. This year is a very special year for our flagship event as it marks the 15th anniversary of the walk.
This is an incredible milestone and we would love for you to join us on Sunday 27th June from wherever you are in the UK.
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