Project Brock Society

Our Vision

To promote awareness and education surrounding youth heart screening, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Automated External Defibrillator use

Our Mission

To improve opportunities for youth heart screening and placement, education, registration and legislation of Automated External Defibrillators.

 

We want to prevent tragedy that could be just a heartbeat away.

Brock was a healthy High School athlete who died suddenly and unexpectedly from Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Death (SCA/D) in 2012. His mom created Project Brock to honor him through her commitment to prevent this tragedy from happening to other families.

Project Brock is committed to preventing SCA in young people through awareness, education and action. Saving lives is paramount to our mission and prevention is our goal.

Don’t take a chance with your child’s heart.

Every year thousands of our kids die from this syndrome that can happen without symptoms or warning signs. It’s not a heart attack. SCA is an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system that can be detected with a simple EKG. But EKGs are NOT a part of your teen’s annual well-child exam or pre-participation sports physical, although they only cost about $150.

Brock's ER resuscitation effort cost our healthcare system thousands of dollars. How many children must die for us to give merit to the importance of simple heart screenings? It can literally mean the difference between life and death.

Screenings and AEDs could prevent fatal cardiac arrest in your teen.

Project Brock is lobbying for our healthcare system to provide free screenings to teens and youth. We must begin to help identify cardiac anomalies that may lead to SCA, with the ultimate goal of standardizing cardiac screenings among our youth, and equipping schools with readily accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) with CPR/AED training for students and staff.

The biggest misconception about SCA is that it won’t happen to your teen. You have no family history…your child has no symptoms…your doctor has not indicated a screening was needed. But there is a dangerously low awareness of SCA among parents and the medical community, even though it’s the number one cause of death in Canada.