ABOUT TEAM ELOISE - OUR MISSION
The Eloise Gannon Foundation aims to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of potentially undiagnosed Cardiac Arrhythmias in our youth. Sadly 4 young Australians (under the age of 35) die every week from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, many of which are seemingly healthy, fit and active. The Foundation hopes to raise funds to support initiatives to assist in the early detection of these arrhythmias in children and young adults with the view of reducing this alarming statistic.
We would love to see defibrillators at all sporting venues, training facilities and in schools. Tragically, Sudden Cardiac Arrest can occur at any time and at any age without warning, it's certainly not something people associate with fit healthy young people. Many of these deaths may have been prevented if an accessible Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) was used.
Our ultimate goal is to contribute funds to support further research into of the prevalence of Cardiac Arrhythmias in young people. We'd love to see more medical research into the causes of Sudden Cardiac Death due to WPW and other cardiac arrhythmias.
With your help Team Eloise hopes to make a positive difference in the community while continuing to honour the memory of Eloise. The 'Team Eloise' logo in particular has extra special meaning for us - it's Eloise's handwriting. Ironically, on just about every school book Eloise wrote her name with a love heart in or around her name. This has made for the perfect logo for the Foundation as well as having a personal touch directly from Eloise.
Please come on board and join Team E and help us make a difference.