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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) or Athlete's Heart is a disease that affects the muscle of the heart and is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Robert "Bobbo" Regalado was a young athlete and a Reavis Ram baseball player. On April 30, 2009, Robby returned home from baseball practice complaining of a headache. A short time later he was found unconscious by his brother. Despite lifesaving efforts by paramedics, Robby succumbed to undiagnosed HCM that fateful April day.
In the wake of Robby's passing, his family established Bobbo's Fund for Young Hearts (a 501(c) (3) Public Charity). The fund's purpose is to battle cardiac death in young people by raising money for heart screenings and the purchase of portable AEDs for local schools and youth sport organizations.
Last year Bobbo's Fund donated two AEDs to Burbank organizations; Boy Scout Troop 683/Burbank Manor Presbyterian Church and Burbank Girls Fast Pitch Association.
On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Bobbo's Fund will host it's 5th Annual "Bobbo's Walk," a four mile walk beginning and ending at Reavis High School. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 8 a.m.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register online. Donations can be made by sending a check made payable to 'Bobbo's Fund for Young Hearts' to Laura Regalado at 7007 W. 73rd Place; Nottingham Park, IL 60638. All donations are tax deductible.