St. Norbert College alum, Mary Best Schewitz, a finalist in "PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us" campaign
From LDH Consulting, LLC, June 9, 2010
by Lindsay Hansen, email@example.com, 480.205.6195
Major League Baseball and PEOPLE Magazine have announced 90 finalists (three per MLB Club) for the 2010 "PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us" national campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their community in extraordinary ways.
Mary Beth Schewitz, executive director of The Max Schewitz Foundation and St. Norbert College alum, is one of three finalists for the Chicago Cubs. The 90 finalists were selected from thousands of online submissions by fans across the U.S. and Canada who nominated their local "All-Stars. The 30 finalists with the most votes, one representing each MLB Club, will attend and be honored at 2010 All-Star Week in Anaheim, Calif., including during the pre-game ceremony of the All-Star Game on July 13 on FOX beginning at 7 p.m. CST. One of the "All-Star Among Us" winners will be featured in PEOPLE during the week of the All-Star Game, the premier sporting event of the summer.
Since losing her seemingly healthy 20-year old son to sudden cardiac death in 2005, Mary Beth Schewitz has been providing free EKG screening tests to Chicago-area high school students to help detect those at risk for sudden cardiac death. She has screened over 11,300 students, and at every school she's found at least one child with a potentially life-threatening hidden cardiac disease.
"The All Star's Contest is an incredible opportunity for us to tell the nation that seemingly healthy looking young adults can die suddenly and without prior symptoms from hidden heart conditions," said Mary Beth Schewitz. "Our goal is to see EKG *Screening part of each child's routine physical exam so we can find those young adults before they are stricken. The more people who know about the hidden dangers of sudden cardiac death the more lives we can save."
About the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 13 in Anaheim and will feature the best of the American League taking on the top players of the National League. Building up to the excitement of the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball will conduct a wide variety of special events and charitable activities for fans both inside and outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At the ballpark, the events will include Taco Bell All-Star Sunday on Sunday, July 11 featuring the XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, and Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 12 featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio. Outside of the ballpark, fans will have an opportunity to experience All-Star Summer through a variety of special events including Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest, the five-day interactive fan festival; the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike, a charity run/walk on a baseball-themed route to benefit four cancer organizations; and the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy on MLB Network, a free parade of All-Stars through the streets of Anaheim. The Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally on FOX, broadcast on ESPN Radio and will be shown around the world by Major League Baseball International. For more information about 2010 All-Star Summer, visit http://www.AllStarGame.com.
About PEOPLE Magazine
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