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Living for Zachary

Dedicated to raising awareness and preventing sudden cardiac arrest in youth.

Farmers Branch, TX   |  www.livingforzachary.org

Mission

Living for Zachary is dedicated to raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth and saving lives through community education and awareness events, providing youth heart screenings, awarding student scholarships and donating Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to youth-based organizations.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Karen Schrah

Main address

14330 Midway Road Ste. 128

Farmers Branch, TX 75244 USA

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EIN

80-0410066

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

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AED Donation Program

Living for Zachary donates AEDs to youth-based organizations in Texas. This life-saving device plays a crucial role in resuscitating someone that has collapsed due to SCA. Living for Zachary’s goal is to make AEDs readily available in the community to ensure a 3-minute‘ drop to shock’ response time.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The “Living for Zachary Heart Screening” is a special screening program created and provided by Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano for youth ages 12-22 that can help detect heart abnormalities that may lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Living for Zachary partners with Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Plano and Denton and Frontera Strategies to provide these screenings.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

To honor his legacy, Living for Zachary is committed to supporting the next generation of health care professionals through scholarships that assist in placing more Heart Heroes in our community. On an annual basis, Living for Zachary awards scholarships to students who display academic achievement and professional goals aligned with our mission of saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest. In addition, we carry on the Spirit of Zachary through scholarships awarded to students at Zac’s alma mater, Plano Senior High School.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Living for Zachary is dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in youth through in-person and virtual educational events, materials, and programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

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Living for Zachary

Board of directors
as of 07/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karen Schrah

Harbor Group Management Co.

Jeff Bolen

Black, Mann & Graham, LLP

Jimmy Croteau

Croteau Creative Designs

Kellea Darwin

ZOLL Medical Corporation

Michael Hartman

Vyaire Medical

Hunter Henley

KPMG

Jim Hemmingway

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - McKinney

Darian Jones

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

August Larson

AMN Healthcare

Joe Marquez

Siemens

Myra Robinson

American Heart Assocition

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female

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