Posted by Jeffrey Brennan on May 25, 2018

Nick of Time Foundation


Nick of Time Foundation's Sue Apodaca, Director of Operations, shown with Darla Varrenti, its Executive Director. Both are holding a backpack which contains a first aid kit and automatic external defibrillator (AED) for use in situations where a portable unit is required.

Our speaker at this Wednesday's meeting was Darla Varrenti of the Nick of Time Foundation.  Darla spoke about the leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field, sudden cardiac arrest, and the two most important things that can be done to help: 1) heart screening using an ECG (Electrocardiogram) and in some cases an Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart; and 2) the availability of AEDs and people trained to use them.  See the Nick of Time Foundation's website for more information on how you can help them spread the word.