Monday, June 9, 2014

Client Profile: The Max Schewitz Foundation

I have been incredibly honored to work with The Max Schewitz Foundation for the last five years.  Max Schewitz, age 20, died suddenly on September 29, 2005 from a hidden heart condition.  Like many young people who die of SCD, Max had no previous medical conditions or warning signs. 

His family and friends created The Max Schewitz Foundation to support education, prevention and research of sudden cardiac death in young people and additionally to support environmental conservation, a lifelong interest of Max’s. 

Sudden cardiac death, which can have multiple causes, accounts for approximately 300,000 deaths per year in the United States.  The Max Schewitz Foundation provides free EKG testing for Chicago area high schools and colleges through its Screens for Teens program. To date, they have tested over 45,000 area students and found over 800 students with abnormalities. 

The Foundation’s 9th Annual Maxtravaganza is at Lake Forest Sportscars on Saturday, June 21.  The event kicks off the summer with a sought-after list of live and silent auction items, innovative foods and drinks and lively entertainment.  There is an extraordinary raffle as well and you don’t need to be present to win!

To read more about The Max Schewitz Foundation or Screens for Teens visit or if you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket click here.