A free heart-screening event Feb. 6 at Edmonds-Woodway High School checked 469 students for possible heart conditions in an effort to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field.
The nonprofit Nick of Time Foundation organized the event with 108 volunteers from local hospitals, fire departments and other community groups.
"Most of the students I examined did not have risky heart conditions so the athlete and parents were relieved and appreciated the peace of mind we were able to provide," volunteer Dr. Gregg Miller said.
Still, as a result of the screenings, follow-ups with a physician were recommended for 15 students with elevated blood pressure, 10 students with family medical histories or secondary symptoms, and two students for immediate follow-up.
MLK Day of Service produces new community garden
On Jan. 21, 20 United Way Day of Service volunteers age 18 and younger worked side-by-side with 17 Lynnwood Senior Center volunteers to build raised beds for a community garden. Participants, who ranged in age from 4 to 90, built 30 garden boxes.
The long-term goal of the community garden, located adjacent to the Lynnwood Senior Center, is to increase wellness, foster inter-generational interaction, increase access to fresh produce and provide a much-needed service to the community.
Special thanks are offered to Dunn Lumber, United Way of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services of Snohomish County's RSVP program and the Lynnwood Parks and Public Works departments.
Zonta auction to benefit seven local agencies
The Zonta Club of Everett Foundation will distribute the funds it raised from a recent auction to seven local agencies at noon Feb. 21 at Le Bistro Restaurant, 9001 Airport Road, Everett.
The foundation is committed to increasing opportunities for community and personal enrichment while striving to improve the status of women in Snohomish County. In an effort to achieve that goal, the Zonta Club of Everett Foundation awards grants each year to nonprofits whose programs align with Zonta's mission.
Those receiving funds at the luncheon are:
The Arc of Snohomish County for Independence Community and Advocacy Now;
Cocoon House's Teen Parent Advocacy Program; Everett Gospel Mission's Women and Children's Shelter;
Providence Intervention Center for Assault, for staff training for its housing program;
YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish County's Pathways to Work Program;
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County's shelter campaign;
Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation's Hospice and Palliative Care Program;
The foundation also will be funding local scholarships and donating funds to Zonta International Foundation projects.
More information about the Zonta Club of Everett: www.zontaeverett.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-422-6157.
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