Christie’s Heartoberfest is an annual awareness and fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting the SADS foundation (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome). Each year 400,000 Americans die suddenly and unexpectedly due to cardiac arrhythmias. 3, 976 of them are young people under the age of 35. In 2005 one of the victims was Christie Tolosky, who died suddenly at the age of 24 from what was later diagnosed as Long QT Syndrome.
For more information on Long QT Syndrome and other cardiac arrhythmia conditions, please visit www.StopSads.org.
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