PHILADELPHIA – September 16, 2019 – ERT, a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, today announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Simon’s Heart “Protect This Heart” student fall screening program.
Simon’s Heart is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the warning signs and conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. ERT is the title sponsor of the organization’s upcoming youth screenings, in which thousands of children and adolescents are screened for heart abnormalities. The screenings will be held on September 21 at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA and on October 19 at William Tennent High School in Warminster, PA. Information and registration for both events can be found here.
“We’re extremely grateful to ERT for their sponsorship and for our long-standing relationship with their scientists and analysts who’ve contributed so much to our cause over the years,” said Darren Sudman, CEO and Co-founder, Simon’s Heart. “We continue to rely on ERT’s expertise in assessing cardiac safety risk and with their additional support, we’re able to provide these screenings free of charge which helps to ensure children’s safety.”
In addition to sponsoring the fall youth screenings, ERT has donated the ECG machines used at every Protect This Heart screening since 2014. ERT scientists and expert over-read analysts donate countless time every year analyzing ECG readings and uploading the vast data collected for the advancement of life-saving research across the United States.
“It’s an honor to be associated with Simon’s Heart and to support the great work they’re doing in preventing sudden cardiac arrest in children and adolescents,” said James Corrigan, President and CEO, ERT. “We’re proud that Simon’s Heart turned to ERT for our expertise in collecting and analyzing ECG data to identify pediatric heart abnormalities and look forward to continuing our relationship with them to ensure the safety of our children.”