Simon’s Fund honors a tot whose sudden death has long-lasting impact on research
Jewish Exponent Feature
March 10, 2011
Simon Prushan, 12, is getting ready for his Bar Mitzvah this fall. He’s learning the aliyahs, practicing his Haftorah portion — and setting up heart screenings for students in the Radnor School District.
For his mitzvah project, recommended for all Bar Mitzvah-age members of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim in Wynnewood, Prushan teamed up with Simon’s Fund (simonsheart.org), a local nonprofit that aims to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in kids by raising both awareness about heart conditions and money for heart screenings.
Prushan’s goal is to organize a day of screenings for 300 Radnor students next month and to convince the athletic department at his school, Radnor Middle, to make screenings mandatory for all student athletes.