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About the Program

The Metro Health “Keeping the Beat” Student Heart Screen Program is 100% funded by donors. The program offers free cardiovascular screens to high school students ages 14-18. The goal of the screen is to identify pre-existing heart conditions and abnormalities which may place students at risk for health complications and sudden cardiac arrest.

Student Heart Screens are scheduled throughout the year. To be the first to know when dates are announced sign up for the Metro Health Hospital Foundation newsletter here.


Upcoming Events

2014 Р2015 School Year: Keeping the Beat Youth Council Register Here button

Saturday, October 18, 2014: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Dinner & Auction Рinfo to come!


How You Can Help

The Metro Health “Keeping the Beat” Student Heart Screen Program relies on donations from community members and organizations. We need your help to continue this FREE program!

  • Several schools host fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for the program (and in return these schools receive reserved appointments at the heart screen.)
  • Local churches host fundraisers and events to support this program.
  • Jared Veldheer and Allyssa DeHaan host an annual sports clinic for middle school youth.

To get your school, church, business or organization involved please contact Michelle at 616-252-5007 or

Northview High School Students show spirit at their school basketball fundraiser

Northview High School basketball fundraiser

Jared Veldheer's football camp

Jared’s football clinic

Allyssa DeHaan-Clark's basketball clinic

Allyssa’s basketball clinic


We gratefully recognize the following sponsors for their support of the Keeping the Beat Program:




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