Living for Zachary to Provide Free Youth Heart Screenings in Grand Prairie

Living for Zachary, in conjunction with Frontera Strategies, will sponsor free heart screenings for youth ages 12-22 on Saturday, March 13th at the Grand Prairie Family YMCA.

The “Living for Zachary Heart Screening” is a special screening program created and provided by Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano for youth ages 12-22 that can help detect heart abnormalities that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Living for Zachary partners with Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Plano and Denton and Frontera Strategies to provide these screenings. 

A Living for Zachary Heart Screening includes:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Limited 2-D Echocardiogram
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk Health Questionnaire
  • Review and interpretation by a board-certified cardiologist

A Living for Zachary Heart Screening is not a substitute for a thorough exam and consultation with a physician. While the screening seeks to detect conditions which may lead to SCA, it does not guarantee all risks of SCA will be detected.  

The Grand Prairie Family YMCA is located at 4556 S Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie TX 75052. The event will take place by appointment from 8:00am – 5:00pm and screenings will be provided at no cost to families.  Parents must be present for youth under the age of 18.  To secure an appointment for a heart screening, parents and guardians can visit Living for Zachary’s Health and Safety Protocol for heart screening events can be viewed here.

About Living for Zachary:

Living for Zachary is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing sudden cardiac arrest in youth through heart screenings, AED donations to youth-based organizations, and CPR/AED training. The organization was founded in honor of Zachary Schrah, who was only 16 years old when he collapsed during a high school football practice in Plano on April 2, 2009. For more information, visit

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