CRY’s supporters have taken part in countless different fundraising activities and events since the charity was founded 25 years ago, and one of the key events where our support has continued to grow over the
This year, like so many other events, conferences and public gatherings, the 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress (29 August – 1 September) was held remotely, for the first time in its 50-year-history. In
This annual event will be a webinar this year, broadcasting from 09:00 to 17:30 on Friday 16th October 2020. The conference attracts speakers and delegates from around the globe, including many of the world’s leading experts on sports cardiology and young sudden cardiac death.
Over the past 25 years, CRY’s history has been defined by a range of ‘turning points’, underpinned by the actions and interventions of individuals and groups (whether families, MPs, doctors or governing bodies from the
CRY has always been fortunate to have had the support of an illustrious list of Patrons – largely from the world of sport, due to CRY’s early associations with tennis and the initial screening of
Before CRY began in 1995, young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) was never considered to be a significant health issue. It was quite the opposite. The common belief was that there was just one young sudden
The CRY International Medical Conference is our most important research event every year. It provides an opportunity for leading experts in sports cardiology, inherited cardiac diseases and young sudden cardiac death to share their new
For around 175 years, the fate of the famous ‘Fourth Plinth’ in London’s Trafalgar Square has been hotly debated with a wide range of innovative installations and contemporary creations taking their place on the vacant
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.