Last Friday, October 21, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) kicked off a life-saving program called S.E.E., standing for Screen, Educate, and Equip, by providing more than 200 student athletes at Gonzales High School with screening for congenital heart issues. Taylor Farms was there supporting the effort by donating hundreds of our Snack Trays and handing them out to students while they waited in line to be screened.
This comprehensive program, funded by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Salinas Valley Memorial, addresses the threat of cardiac arrest for young athletes who otherwise appear healthy and have no known medical conditions. Taylor Farms is very proud to be a part of this life-saving program SVMHS.
In addition to the screenings, 750 students and 50 faculty members at the high school received education and training in hands on CPR and AED use, throughout the 2016/17 school year.
“Our goal with the S.E.E. Program is to prevent a heart event,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “Often times, parents don’t know their child has a heart abnormality until it’s too late. Not only will all Gonzales High athletes undergo these heart scans, their classmates will also learn some valuable lessons.”