Netta was only 6 years old when she died—from sudden cardiac death (SCD)—during her first day of school. This should have been a day of joy and accomplishment. Instead it was a day of great sorrow and shock.
Inspired by the death of his daughter, Guy Cohen is determined to help find a cure so that other parents don’t have to share in his experience. A professional swimmer, Guy is doing this by raising funds via for SCD research via international swim meets. In 2016, for the First Swim From the Heart international swim meet, he swam 71 kilometers over 24 hours in the open sea. Another 600 swimmers joined in the swim meet, also in support SCD research at Rambam.
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) patients exhibit no warning symptoms until the fatal incident, making prevention difficult. Rambam’s cardiologists have seen too many young lives end early due to SCD. Hence, they have committed their expertise to disciplinary and collaborative SCD research. A particularly promising prevention relates to genetic screening.
Swim From the Heart "Lifeguards" are individuals or businesses that want to make a commitment to the health and well-being of children and young adults at risk for SCD.
Become a Lifeguard
Your support of Swim From the Heart, on on Friday, May 25, 2018, will impact the fight against SCD. You can sponsor the event itself, individual swimmers, or make a direct contribution to Rambam Health Care Campus designated for Sudden Cardiac Death research.
This is your opportunity to join the swim virtually, and to know that you are having an impact in the fight against SCD. When the statistics start to move below 40%, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your donation really did make a difference!