The Daniel E. Rumph Foundation's mission is to raise awareness, and provide screening for Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy in order to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among young people. To provide automated defibrillators to our community recreational facilities, so we can increase the chance of surival for those who may experience sudden cardiac arrest.
DER II Foundation was established on July 1, 2005 to bring awareness to Sudden Cardiac Arrest and to provide screening for Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy leading cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Also, to provide Automated External Defibrillators to Community Recreation Centers across the state, along with CPR/AED Training to the public.
The foundation hosts its Annual Basketball Tournament, which raises money to provide free heart screening for local young athletes in our communities. We also provide information about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) to each recreation center in
The Foundation has partnered with Ultrasound Services, Inc. Play Safe Division to provideechocardiogram screening to our communities, and our college and university student-athletes. USI is a mobile ultrasound company that will make this non-invasive, painless, time efficent test available to high schools, community centers, colleges, and universities. We will be giving out two $500 scholarships to two student-athletes going to college. DER II Foundation partnered with WKU Athletic Foundation to set up one of the schlarships in Kentucky.
DER II Foundation will be hosting several social drives to help those less fortunate in Philadelphia. We have a cell phone drive currently going on. We will have clothes, toys, and food drives in the near future.
DER II Foundation will be working on a literature program, which will show kids the importance of reading. It will be held at the Mallery Recreation Center. We will be doing public speaking engagements, and heart screenings to educate our community about Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy.