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Gomes Shows Heart

Too often I find myself falling into the tried and true habits of old media by linking to bad behavior news items and skipping over the quiet achievements of genuinely good people in sports.  Here's an effort to reverse that trend (in some small way).

Hats off to Ryan Gomes in his efforts to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  This from a HoopsHype article:

Boston Celtics forward Ryan Gomes is showing the true meaning of teamwork, hoping his latest effort will save lives.

Gomes announced on Wednesday that his non-profit organization, Hoops for Heart Health, has formed a partnership with another non-profit group, Parent Heart Watch. The goal is to raise awareness and funds for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

SCA is not a heart attack – it is a condition in which the heart stops abruptly and unexpectedly and no longer pumps blood. According to the Heart Rhythm Society, the international leader in science, education and advocacy for heart rhythm disorders, more than 250,000 Americans die each year from SCA.

See the link above for more details.