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9/24 Triathlon Remembers 10-Year Old Abbey; Brings Awareness to Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes


Triathlon event in Rock Hill South Carolina. This event is in honor of Abbey Wambach, who died at the age of 10 due to complications related to a SADS condition. The event will benefit the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) foundation.

Salt Lake City, UT, September 24, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill will be the primary site of the Go Tri Sports South Carolina Triathlon Series on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The triathlon will start at 8 a.m. with a 500-meter swim, and will include a 14-mile bike and 5k run segments.

The Rock Hill event is titled “Tri for Abbey”, in memory of Abbey Wambach, of Charlotte, NC, who died at the age of 10 in 2009 due to complications from Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes or SADS. At that time, she was a 5th grader at Rivergate Elementary School in Steele Creek.

All Go Tri Sports events benefit the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation. For more information on Abbey and SADS, visit www.rememberingabbey.com.

The 2011 Go Tri Sports South Carolina Triathlon Series presented by the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (GTS SCTS) is a collection of the region’s best triathlons spanning the beautiful state of South Carolina, racing from the mountains to the sea.The Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to assist with this event.

SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes), including Long QT are genetic heart conditions that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people (often athletes). These conditions can be treated and deaths can be prevented. SADS conditions cause nearly 4,000 deaths of children and young people every year in the United States.

The warning signs of Long QT or other SADS conditions are:
- Family history of unexpected, unexplained sudden death in a young person
- Fainting (syncope) or seizure during exercise, excitement or startle
- Consistent or unusual chest pain and/or shortness of breath during exercise

If you know someone who has these warning signs, please go to www.StopSADS.org immediately to find a risk-assessment, and follow-up with your cardiologist. SADS conditions are often misdiagnosed as
eizure or other neurological disorders.

About the SADS Foundation
Formed in 1992, the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation’s mission is to save the lives and support the families of children & young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. We are committed to promoting the early detection and treatment of these conditions throughout the world. The Foundation distributes materials internationally through grass roots efforts in order to teach families, educators and medical professionals about SADS conditions.

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SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation
Phone: 1.800.STOP-SAD (800.786.7723) www.StopSADS.org
Facebook: www.causes.com/causes/225843
Follow us Twitter: www.twitter.com/SADSFoundation

508 E. South Temple, Suite 202, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Contact: Laura Wall

Office: 801.531.0937
Cell: 801.641.7148
E-mail: laura@sads.org
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SADS Foundation
Laura Wall, Vice President
801-641-7148
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www.StopSADS.org

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