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International Partner: Canada
About SADS Canada:
The Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation (aka The Canadian SADS Foundation) is a registered Canadian charity committed to saving the lives and supporting the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.
Interest in and awareness of inherited cardiac rhythm disorders among medical professionals and in the community is at an all time high. A number of high profile events and the surrounding media coverage have brought much needed attention to the SADS story. That said, there is still an enormous amount of work required to safeguard the lives of the 28,000 young Canadians potentially living with an undiagnosed inherited cardiac rhythm disorder and to prevent many of the 700 to 1,200 deaths of Canadian children and young people each year.
The Canadian SADS Foundation is committed to building on the current media wave to help us achieve our vision of more children and young people living full lives after receiving a diagnosis of a cardiac rhythm disorder and far fewer people dying from them.
The three core services that the Foundation is committed to delivering are:
This strategic plan outlines a tactical method for continuing to support affected Canadian families, for delivering the message of "The Warning Signs” to appropriate audiences, and advocating for improvements in diagnosis and treatment for these sometimes devastating diseases. Ironically, a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment for an inherited cardiac rhythm disorder will often result in affected people being able to lead productive lives with normal life spans.
Continuing existing programs and executing new projects will require that the Foundation grow revenues substantially. Revenue growth will be sourced from:
Being predeceased by your child is perhaps the most difficult of all human experiences. It is even more devastating when the knowledge is available to prevent many of these deaths.
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