Our Affiliation with Parent Heart Watch
AFFILIATION WITH PARENT HEART WATCH
The Janet Zilinski Memorial Fund is a proud member of Parent Heart Watch (PHW). PHW is a state-by-state network of parents and partners dedicated to reducing the often disastrous effects of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children.
PHW was established by parents, for parents and families throughout the US, who have been affected by SCA. PHW advocates for awareness and change – with one goal – protecting children from SCA.
Each year, thousands of children, teens and young adults suffer SCA and often the outcome is sudden death. These deaths can be prevented by raising awareness, (cardiac) pre-screenings for youth, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training and AED placement. PHW members work with legislatures on state and federal levels to pass laws that require AED placement in schools, playing fields and other public places.
The Janet Zilinski Memorial Fund was created to honor the beautiful memory of Janet who brought positive change to the world and would have continued to do so had she not become a young victim of SCA. Our goal is to prevent any other family from being affected by SCA. We have affiliated ourselves with PHW and are dedicated to helping them reach their vision of becoming the national voice for raising awareness and making the change so needed in this world for the prevention of SCA in our youth.