CRY is thrilled to have a growing group of Ambassadors. This position was introduced for people who have achieved recognition in their chosen field, who can raise awareness of CRY and share our key messages and information with their followers.
This includes Ben Coleman, a professional squash player who represents England. Ben turned professional in 2009 and his career started to take off in 2014, as he won his first four titles on the PSA (Professional Squash Association) World Tour. Now, he’s ranked 56th in the world.
Ben joined CRY as an Ambassador in 2018 and has been offering his support since. He came to CRY’s Parliamentary Reception in 2018, and attended a screening event in November last year where CRY’s new echocardiogram machine was unveiled.
Most recently, Ben went to St George’s Hospital to be filmed undergoing various cardiac tests with some of CRY’s cardiologists, to demonstrate what is involved. He had an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram (ECHO), and exercise test, which are all simple, valuable tests that can save young lives. 80% of young sudden cardiac deaths occur without prior symptoms, so the ECG (and further testing if required) is vital in identifying young people at risk.
You can watch these videos to get a better understanding of how these tests are completed, and go to the Medical Information page on CRY’s website to learn more about various conditions and how they are treated.
For more information on other forms of cardiac testing, you can click here.