Saving Lives in 2022!
Just1mike kicked off the new year with strong support for youth heart screenings. We co-sponsored a Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) heart screening in Illinois at Montini Catholic High School in January. We will be co-sponsoring four more YH4L screenings in the Chicago area this school semester and three youth heart screenings in northern California facilitated by the Kyle J. Taylor Foundation.
SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST Remains:
  • #1 killer of student athletes, 12-25
  • leading cause of death on school campuses
  • strikes the equivalent of nearly 1 youth, every hour, each day, year after year
  • 1 in 300 youth are at risk for an undetected heart condition
Students have been identified with a previously undiagnosed heart conditon or for further evaluation at every heart screening just1mike has supported.
High School Heart Screenings
Hinsdale Central Screening - March 24th
Only one week away, make sure your
HCHS student is registered!
We need your help on March 24th
More volunteers are needed for this screening. Please consider volunteering for this important day. All day, morning and afternoon shifts are available.
Young Hearts for Life Screenings
Hinsdale South High School Screening - April 7th
Lemont High School Screening - April 21st
Marmion Academy - May 12th
Kyle J. Taylor Foundation Heart Screenings
San Jose & Sacramento CA
Santa Teresa High School - April 2nd
Andrew Hill High School - May 14th
Jesuit High School - August 27th
Junior Board Member Spotlight
We are honored to feature Nikolai Rhodes, a junior at Hinsdale Central High School.

Nikolai is interested in philosophy, politics and history. After completing high school, he plans to pursue a degree in philosophy or political science and then onto law school. He is a member of the Hinsdale Central mock trial team, a long distance runner and enjoys playing video and board games with friends outside of school.

Nikolai’s giving and generous heart is evident through his support of just1mike. He has helped to plan, promote and attend just1mike events; has initiated ideas to further the reach and mission of just1mike and has allocated a portion of his summer work earnings to support the foundation. He shared that what he finds most rewarding about his work with just1mike is that he is putting effort in and giving funds to a charity that’s local, that he can trust and is helping to solve a significant problem which deserves more attention than it gets. “I’ve wanted to make a concrete impact on the world my whole life, and just1mike was my first really serious avenue of doing that.”

He is also making a concrete impact on the world in another very important way. With Ukrainian roots, Nikolai and his family have been personally touched by the war. We want to help share a fundraising event he has created to help support the people of Ukraine. The in-school fundraising efforts are sponsored by the HCHS Citizen Club and he is working with Hinsdale Central’s Activity Director, Sally Phillip, for the walk . All donations will be sent directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

The walk is open to all, not just students and donations will be collected at the event. Donations will also be accepted outside of the walk. Checks should be payable to Hinsdale Central with Ukrainian Fund in the memo line and sent to the attentions of Sally Phillip, Hinsdale Central, 5500 S. Grant St, Hinsdale, IL 60521.
Thank you Nikolai, what an amazing impact you are making!
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In all we do, we are loving you Michael 💛