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Living for Zachary Partners with Walgreens to Provide Free Heart Screenings

It’s June and it’s a busy month for us at Living for Zachary! We have many exciting events this month celebrating CPR/AED Awareness Month! One specific event we are thrilled to be a part of is our Walgreens fundraiser. This is our third year partnering with several Walgreens locations to collect donations at the register from June 14 to June 30. All of the money raised will go toward providing FREE Living for Zachary Heart Screenings at specific Walgreens locations in July and August.   The “Living for Zachary Heart Screening” is a special screening program created for youth ages …

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Living for Zachary AED Donation Saved Mike’s Life

  The month of June is a very important month for us at Living for Zachary. In case you don’t know, June is CPR & AED Awareness Month! A major part of our mission is equipping people with the AHA HeartSaver CPR/AED Certification and donating AEDs to youth based organizations. During these training classes we train people how to perform CPR and use an AED. This month we would like to share Mike Reisinger’s story. Mike is a funny, charismatic, and caring individual. He currently serves on the Living for Zachary AED Committee and is an avid supporter of our …

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May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month? We would like to help clear up a few questions you may have in regards to blood pressure. First of all, what is the actual definition of blood pressure? According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, blood pressure “is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood”. There are two words to know when it comes to your blood pressure; Systolic Pressure and Diastolic Pressure. Systolic pressure is the pressure when your heart beats while it is pumping blood. Diastolic …

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Alyssa Chow: Finding Her Purpose

Every year, we have the privilege of awarding scholarships to students graduating from a Collin County public high school. With these scholarships, we want to help encourage students reach their goals. In honor or Zac’s dream of becoming a physician, we award scholarships to those pursuing a medical oriented program of study. We go through a detailed process in order to award the students that fit the qualities and traits we are looking for. We look at students who embody the following traits: Academic excellence School & community participation Leadership potential Financial need Over time we have had the privilege …

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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

  There are many different pieces to running a nonprofit and if you’re missing one then you can’t complete the puzzle. At Living for Zachary we have so many important people that have helped shape this organization and we are very grateful! This week we are taking part in National Volunteer Appreciation Week and there are so many amazing volunteers we want to give a shout-out to! Living for Zachary is honored to have so many great people serving on our Board of Directors, Physician Advisory Board, Physician Reading Panel,  and all of the other volunteers who help out all …

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The Team’s Day Out!

Ever wonder what the amazing team at Living for Zachary would look like wearing neon yellow vests and hard hats? Well we hadn’t until this past week! Living for Zachary had the opportunity to try out this new fashion trend when we were invited to tour The Star and the new Omni Frisco Hotel! As we plan our 8th annual HeartBeats Gala, we are narrowing down our 2018 date and location. So why not see what the Omni Frisco Hotel has to offer? The Omni Frisco Hotel is still under construction, but will soon be open to the public on …

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Go Back Happy and Healthy!

Well, it’s that time of year again! Time to send your kids back to school! There are countless things on a parents to do list in the month of August to get their children prepared for the new school year. Back to school clothes shopping, purchase school supplies and schedule your child’s annual physical. It is SO important to make sure you are sending your children into the new school year with EVERYTHING they could possibly need. We probably even sometimes give them more than they need just for our own piece of mind! But today, Living for Zachary wanted to remind ALL parents …

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How to eat colorful, fresh foods

The Living for Zachary blog has a special treat for our readers this month! We have invited a guest blogger to join us and grace us with her foodie knowledge. The Gordon’s are supporters for Living for Zachary and served as our physician chairs at our 2016 HeartBeats Gala. We are so thankful for everything the Gordon’s do for us and our mission! We hope you enjoy their blog as much as we do! Hi, my name is Erin Gordon and I have the privilege and honor to be married to Dr. Bruce Gordon, an Interventional Cardiologist with Advanced Heart …

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CPR / AED Training and WHY you should know it

Why should everyone in your workplace or school know how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED)? Simply stated because it saves lives. It could be a life of a loved one or a life of a co-worker or friend. The American Heart Association (AHA) and other companies have made it easy for you to not only learn CPR but also has made CPR easier to administer. Living for Zachary chooses to use and teach the AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED certification method to as many people as possible. Living for Zachary donates AED machines to youth-based organizations all over Texas. (Click here …

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Heart-Healthy Recipe

Happy May everyone! Now that spring has officially sprung, we know that everyone’s schedule starts to fill up this time of year! That is no different for all of us here at Living for Zachary. We are attending local health fairs, educational community events, hosting heart screenings, and donating AED’s almost weekly this month and in the months to come. Throughout these busy months, it becomes so easy to just pull over on your way home and pick up fast food or go out to eat instead of cooking something at home! This month, we wanted to share with you …