YH4L Student Video Contest

Sudden Cardiac Death and How to Prevent it!

Help spread the word!

$500 Grand Prize Winner

 Here is what we need you to do:

  1. Research the facts and plan your video.
  2. Film a 2-3 minute video about  sudden cardiac death and how YH4L prevents it.
  3. Send us your first draft video for us to preview and check the facts (accurate facts will help you win!)
  4. Submit your final video to [email protected].  Be sure to include your name and school.
  5. Wait to see if you win


What we look for in the winning video:

  • Accurate information
  • Creativity
  • Entertainment value.  Something students will be interested in watching.
  • Originality.  Your own style.  It can be humorous, serious, or poignant.

Some facts you may want to include:

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) strikes 60 young adults (12-24yrs) each week in the United States. 

Sudden Cardiac Death happens to the “healthiest” and there are often no warning signs.  

A sports physical can detect only 4% of students at risk for SCD.   An ECG can detect 70% of students at risk.

All young adults should have a repeat ECG every 2 years until the age of 24.

An ECG is quick, simple and painless

YH4L (Young Hearts for Life) offers these ECGs for FREE

To see some of our winning videos, click here.

2016 Video Winner

2017 Video Winner

The student with the best video from each school will win $100!  Winners from each school will be entered to win the $500 Grand Prize!

           Any Questions:  Contact us at  [email protected]

Young Hearts for Life video contest, supported by the Kathryn Bender Memorial Foundation, has empowered students to encourage peers to take advantage of the opportunity to receive an ECG screening.  The KBMF was established in honor of Kathryn Mary Bender, a 17 year old who passed away suddenly in 2005, from an undetected cardiac condition called Long QT Syndrome.