Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is a humanitarian charitable organization helping to raise awareness of cardiac risk, Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS, SADS). Established in May 1995 by Alison Cox (MBE) and based in the United Kingdom. The former tennis player Mark Cox is one of its patrons.
The organisation initially promotes the heart screening of young people through ECG Testing Programmes and contributes to medical research. CRY holds ECG screening clinics for those aged 14 to 35 at three locations in the UK. The charity also offers support to those who have suffered a loss through a network of affected families & counselling groups, heart screening, ECG testing, sponsors medical research, donates medical equipment to surgeries and hospitals, funds the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology at the Olympic Medical Institute and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.
Some of the CRY's programmes, mainly the counselling programme, are financed by a grant from the Department of Health.
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