American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze has joined forces with the Gable Heart Beats Foundation. Together, they will continue the drive to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, and other forms of heart disease, in addition to promoting mandatory heart screenings for young people everywhere.
DeWyze joins fellow American Idol contestant Andrew Garcia, who joined the Gable Heart Beats Community in November 2010. Both are part of a growing community of athletes, musicians, comedians, and celebrities that now work with the Gable Heart Beats Foundation around the world.
“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Lee DeWyze’s contribution to our efforts,” said Foundation Executive Director, Amy Mayo. “His music, energy, and determination to make the world a better place embody the core spirit of the Gable Heart Beats Foundation.”
“When I was asked if I’d be a part of the Gable Heart Beats, I jumped at it…I read the story and learned a lot about Cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac arrest,” Lee shared with filmmakers.
A percentage of the film’s proceeds will benefit Gable Heart Beats partners Heartfelt Cardiac Projects and 44 for Life. Both are non-profit organizations driven to reduce risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, based in southern California, hosts low-fee heart screenings worldwide, while 44 for Life, based outside Philadelphia, donates defibrillators to schools in the US.
The Gable Heart Beats team welcomes DeWyze with open arms and thanks the following people for contributing to the making of the promotional film:
Jonathan Salemi, Director
Joaby Deal, Audio Engineer and Film Editor
Amy Mayo, Producer
Steve Broxterman and Jennie Deal, Crew
Kathy Dodge, Photographer
Staff, London West Hollywood Hotel
Visit the Gable Heart Beats Foundation at gableheartbeats.org to make a contribution and download the album One Race Human. For more information on Lee DeWyze, visit leedewyzeofficial.com and follow him @LeeDwyze. Learn more about Heartfelt Cardiac Projects and 44 for Life by visiting heartfeltcardiacprojects.org and 44forLife.org.