Join Us in Saving Lives one Heart Check at a time!
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As the LiveLikeMax Foundation, our number one goal is spreading awareness to all student athletes and their families (this can be hereditary) about “athlete’s heart” and the importance of getting checked yearly to avoid this senseless death.
Our second reason for starting this foundation is to partner with Beaumont Hospital in providing funds to maintain their free Student Healthy Heart Check Program. This program is 100% funded by private donations.
Spreading Awareness to all Student Athletes
Thank you to all our supporters
for raising over
at our 2016 Live Like Max Wine Dinner.
Thank you to all our supporters
for raising over
at our 2017 Live Like Max Wine Dinner.
$100K raised, thank you to all guest, corporate sponsors and Jiří Fischer for a hugely successful evening❤
Thank you to all who participated in
the 2017 Live Like Max
Color Run. With your support we
We can't thank you enough.
See you at the next event!
LLM is hosting the next student heart check at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor.
May 13th from 9 am to 3 pm. Greenhills address is 850 Greenhills Dr, Ann Arbor.
Read this new article by Beaumont. Mother manages grief through advocacy and giving back. “The Beaumont Children’s Student Heart Check helps me channel my grief in a positive way. I get to talk about Max and share my life experience,” she said.
Read more here.
Congratulations To the Pardingtons. Awarded the Hall of Fame by Canton Chamber of Commerce
May 13th Greenhills student heart check results
244 Students screened
17 were told they could continue sports, but asked to follow up with their physician
1 was recommended to stop sports until cardiology follow up.
Orange Theory Gives Generous Donation to LLM
Live Like Max would love to thank Orange Theory in Birmingham for their generous donation to livelikemax. We appreciate the customers and staff in choosing our foundation as their charity giveback this month!
We are grateful!
Thank you Community Financial Bank
Thank you to Community Financial bank in Canton for their generous check to Live Like Max. We appreciate the donation !!
Screening and breakthrough offering hope for cardiomyopathy
Watch this great video from channel 7 WXYZ Detroit. Learn more here.
Live Like Max wine dinner tickets are now on sale.
They can be purchased at Holiday Market, Canton, or you can send a check ($150 per person) to Live Like Max, 520 S. Lilley, Canton 48188 and the tickets will be mailed to you.
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 8th for the Canton Chamber and Holiday Market wine tasting.
50% of all proceeds going to Live Like Max. Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased at Holiday Market service counter.
A special thank you to Jeff Blashill, coach of the Red Wings, for being our guest speaker!!
Thank you to our sponsors and attendees at the 4th Live Like Max Wine Dinner. We had the most successful turnout and funds raised:
Live Like Max Pizza Chili takes 2nd place.
Thank you to Connection Church on Sheldon in Canton for voting and awarding Live Like Max Chili 2nd place in their chili contest. We appreciate the support to our cause!
Thank you to Betsy Crapps and Mom Prom for a fabulous fun evening and raising $4000 ❤️
May 26th LIVE LIKE MAX- PLYMOUTH/CANTON FREE HEART SCREENING FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
MAY 26TH FROM 9 AM - 3 PM AT SUMMIT ON THE PARK. registration for the Plymouth/Canton FREE student heart check will be open next week. Open to all high school students 13 - 18 years of age!
Please see our events page for registration.
A letter from the Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation
From the Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation, we would like to thank you for your dedication and support in making the first ever Saginaw Student Heart Check an overwhelming success! We had over 75 volunteers and 5 physicians dedicate their time to make this event special.
With your help, we were able to successfully screen over 125 students for life threatening cardiac diseases. Five students required complete cessation of all athletic events due to high risk features found during screening and 20 others have been told to continue participating but advised to have close follow up with a physician. Hence, 20% of the population that were seen by our physicians were found to have something in their heart screen that would not have been found in a routine physical that is required before athletic competition.
We want to personally thank everyone who came out today, specifically Dr. Christopher Bradley, Dr. Wynne Lou, Dr. Kochunni Mohan, and Dr. Vivek Sengupta for providing their valuable time and skills to help our community! We would also like to thank The Half Hearted Team, all the volunteer nurses and students from Saginaw Valley State University, and Central Michigan University for their efforts in making this event successful!
Finally, we would like to thank our partners from Beaumont Health and the Live Like Max Foundation. Without the enthusiasm and organizational skills by Jennifer Shea from Beaumont, this event would not have occurred. They continue to forge the path and lead the movement to provide vital care to communities like ours.
Max Pardington's story should resonate with us all. The Live Like Max Foundation has shown that with the use of medical technology, dedication, and free screening programs, we have the ability to prevent life threatening cardiac diseases in otherwise healthy student athletes. The work we accomplished this weekend was truly life changing.
As Dr. Ramesh Kumar would say, "Those that live for others, live forever."
Dr. Jay Mohan
Vice President of the Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation
At our 5th Annual Live Like Max
wine dinner we made:
Thank you to all our generous donors and sponsors. Our total giving is over $630,000.00. We have purchased all new equipment for the screenings, new clinical bays, I pads to go paperless, and opening 2 new heart check clinics in Farmington Hills