Trimble backing CRY campaign

As CRY announces its Spring and Summer Cardiac Screening Programme, Ulster and Ireland rugby star Andrew Trimble is the latest local sports figure to get behind CRY’s cardiac screening programme as a Patron.

He joins local sports stars from the world of rugby, soccer, GAA and golf who have all got behind CRY’s 2011 cardiac screening programme.

The leading heart screening charity has just announced details of its Spring and Summer screenings with screenings scheduled for Jordanstown on 14 and 15 May.

Welcoming the screening programme Ulster star Andrew Trimble said: “I firmly believe that all young people should attend cardiac screening whether they are involved in sport or not.

“It is important to know that you are fit to compete in the sport of your choice.

“Likewise if a problem is diagnosed, it can be treated. It is better to be safe. My message is simple: Go Get Screened.”

They include Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell; Manchester United and Northern Ireland star Jonny Evans and Tyrone Gaelic football captain Brian Dooher.

US Open winner Graeme McDowell added his weight saying: “I would encourage everyone to get screened whether you are involved in sport or not.”

CRY has announced all day screenings on 14th and 15th May at the University of Ulster with further dates announced for June and July.

John Lundy of CRY said: “We are very pleased to be able to provide a series of dates for screening. We would encourage local clubs to come forward and bring their young players to get screened.

“We firmly believe that screening helps prevent unnecessary loss of life. It is the mot unnatural thing in the world to lose a son or daughter, a husband or wife. Especially if the condition is treatable.

“CRY’s concern is to help identify cardiac risk and ensure that young people get treatment after they have been screened.”

To register for Cardiac Screening including the clinics on 14 and 15th May, book online: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/ecghtm

A screen costs £35 and each clinic is attended by a cardiologist.