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Pacers News · KEVS Foundation Hosts Heart Screening Event

The KEVS Foundation is hosting a heart screening event at Agwam High School on Friday. To participate students need to pre-register at the KEVS Foundation website.

Agawam Heart Screening Flyer

The KEVS foundation was created to honor the memory of St. Mary’s High School Hockey player Kevin Majors who died in a boating accident at Congamond Lake in 2011. After his death it was discovered that he had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) which contributed to his death. HCM is a very common and occurs if heart muscle cells enlarge and cause the walls of the ventricles (usually the left ventricle) to thicken. HCM is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young people, including young athletes.