To eliminate preventable sudden cardiac death in the young through affordable heart screenings.
The story of Who We Play For began November 30, 2007 on the goal line of a Cocoa Beach High School soccer field, where Rafe Maccarone went into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) following a warm-up routine before the beginning of practice. The next day, December 1, 2007 Rafe passed away, and we would later learn the condition that caused his cardiac arrest was called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Our community was rocked by the reality that a seemingly healthy, and active, 15 year old, who passed all his sports physicals, could die from heart disease while playing the sport he loved most.READ More
“I am proud to be an honorary member of WWPF and I fully support their efforts to save the lives of student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest.”
-Coach Bobby Bowden
Bliss is a fictional story loosely based on the story of Who We Play For. The dream is to use this powerful narrative as a tipping point behind a national movement to deliver ECG heart screenings for our student athletes.
We challenge you to turn the page and join the fight to end preventable tragedies by bringing heart screening to your community. Together, we have the power to demand heart screenings as a common sense standard of care.
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