Simon’s Club Member of the Week – Katie Asper

Karen Asper, a nurse affiliated with Abington Hospital, volunteered to work at Simon’s Fund’s free heart screening at Upper Dublin high school on September 23rd, 2012. As the day wore on, Karen learned that space had opened up at the ‘sold out’ screening and she went home to pick up...

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Whitney Jones – Simon’s Club Member of Week

Any mother would gladly lay down her life for her child, which makes both the Jones’ and Sudman’s stories heartbreakingly ironic. Phyllis Sudman has long credited her child, Simon, with saving her life. Following his death, the family was instructed to get their hearts checked. Through this process, Phyllis was...

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Cherry Hill (September 7, 2013)

A group of Cherry Hill high school students brought this screening to their school. Approximately 300 students attended the screening. A special thanks to the Bauer, Shapiro, Silpe and Stern families for their leadership.

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Monday Morning Quarterback

Last weekend, the NFL kicked off its season. This unleashed the fury on sports talk radio all over the country – who’s going to win it all, who should be fired, who’s the best ever, and so on. It’s called Monday Morning Quarterbacking – utilizing hindsight to analyze, evaluate and...

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Dead Man Floating

Last week, I flew from Philadelphia to Nashville to Raleigh to Tampa to Philadelphia. I met with lawmakers about the sudden cardiac arrest prevention act. We found lawmakers in Tennessee and North Carolina to sponsor the bill. We’re pretty excited. I heard airline attendants on four separate occasions tell us...

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The Heart of a Tennis Champion

The big sports headline this week came from London when Andy Murray became the first male Brit in 77 years to win Wimbledon (four women won during the same period). If you watched the match, you had to be awed by the strength and endurance of Murray and Djokovic. It...

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The Backsplash Effect – Everywhere

Growing up, I don’t think we had a backsplash in our kitchen. After I left my childhood home, I spent the next  thirteen years in apartments. I don’t think there was a blacksplash in any of them either. Then, we bought a house, and I discovered that we HAD to...

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Sarah, We Need a Medical Awakening

Have you ever come across a scent or a song that transports you to another place and time? Of course, why else would Glee resurrect all the oldies like Don’t Stop Believin‘.  What were you doing when that song first came out? This occurrence works both ways – it is not...

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One Year Later – The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

Today marks the one year anniversary of the signing of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (Act 59). This is the only law in the country that protects student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest. It’s really cool to get a law passed, and even cooler to speak at the bill...

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It Takes a (Student) Village

This post would probably get more hits if it either praised or criticized Hillary’s book, It Takes a Village. Remember how much buzz that book created! However, it’s not. It’s about the success that Simon’s Fund has experienced as a result of tapping into a student village. For years now,...

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