Football Community Heart Screening

To screen the hearts of 100 young people, aged 14-35, before a Premier League football match before the end of the season

We did it!

On 26th Mar 2014 we successfully raised £7,272 of £7,000 target with 85 supporters in 36 days

Did you know that every week in the UK at least 12 young people, aged 14-35, die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions?

Neither did I, but having been forced to retire from football, the game that I love, at just 19 years old I now realise how serious these conditions are and how little is being done to prevent such fatalities.

My name is Tobi Alabi and I'm a former professional footballer and I almost died playing the game that I love. On October 15, 2013 I collapsed whilst playing a football match and was subsequently rushed to hospital. This wasn't the first time I'd collapsed either but it proved to be the most serious.

During a stress test in hospital my heart stopped for five seconds, which led to my retirement from football and encouraged me to campaign for change in the game to ensure this doesn't happen to another person.

The Heart4More Foundation aims to make it mandatory for all professional footballers, aged 14 upwards, to be screened on a yearly basis to help pick up any heart conditions and prevent any more deaths.

The Foundation also aims to educate society of these heart conditions and by doing so we are looking to organise heart screenings at Premier League football matches, the first of which before this season finishes.

But we need your help. We're looking to raise £7,000 to screen 100 young people's hearts before a Premier League match before the end of this season to raise awareness of the issue that is tearing families apart.

By using Crowdfunder we are targeting the football communities across the country and aim to reward those who generously donate to a serious cause. The question we have to ask ourselves is what's more important, saving money or saving a life?

#LetsChangeTheGame #Heart4More

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