7 Health Edge Heart Check program this Saturday

BLOOMFIELD TWP., Mich. (WXYZ) - Starting tight end for The Detroit Lions, Tony Scheffler has great hands.

He's got great moves.

And he's got great respect for the life-saving 7 Health Edge Heart Check program. The program is a life saving series of in-depth heart tests offered to high school athletes all over Michigan.

Tony Scheffler  knows first-hand how invaluable these heart tests can be.

Established in 2007 by WXYZ-TV and a special team of heart specialists at Beaumont Hospitals, the 7 Health Edge Heart Check puts male and female high school athletes through a whole battery of tests designed to uncover hidden heart defects that a typical high school sports exam  just can't find.

Since we started the program, we've tested more than 8,000 student athletes. We were also able to help save the lives of at least four  teenagers, whom we discovered had life-threatening heart conditions.

This coming Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, we will hold our next heart check at Tony Scheffler 's new D-1 Sports Training Facility in Bloomfield Township.

Tony is generously  donating the space for this event, and would like to invite you and your student athlete to come down and take part in this in-depth heart screening.

"It's very important for kids, it's at your fingertips, it's free, and it takes just one or two hours of your time.  I would encourage all high school athletes to really take advantage of this," Scheffler  says.

The only way you can participate in this free heart screen is by first registering your child for the program over the phone.

You can register right now, by calling 1-800-328-8542.

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