February is American Heart Month, and there is no shortage of events promoting cardiac health. We do it. This past weekend, Simon's Fund hosted its annual gala called Simon's Soiree: An Affair From the Heart. However, unlike most, our event was focused on bringing awareness to heart conditions in students because sudden cardiac arrest isn't just an adult thing. It takes the lives of thousands of children every year. In 2005, it took the life of my son, Simon.
Two years ago, I attended a Philadelphia 76ers game that was designated as "Go Red Night." This is a very successful marketing campaign conducted by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease in women.