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SADS Foundation (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes)

Supporting Families. Saving Lives.

The SADS Foundation was established 20 years ago, when a gene was discovered in SLC that causes Long QT, an electrical malfunction of the heart. Every year in the US alone, approximately 4,000 young people lose their lives to SADS-related conditions, all of which can be treated effectively with proper diagnosis and medication. Hoping to education the public about SADS and support families who are affected, Laura Wall serves as the organization’s Vice President of Development and Marketing.

Jennifer Steele Christensen produces Utah Cares for Utah Public Radio. A longtime journalist-turned-social-worker, she has written for newspapers and magazines throughout Utah, Las Vegas and Arizona, her work earning seven Utah Press Association awards. Jennifer has a master’s degree in social work from Utah State University and loves helping Utah’s nonprofit voices share their stories. She is the busy mother of five children.