Welcome to Zach Martin Memorial Foundation and Heat Stroke Prevention

Welcome

There is so much to see here! So, take your time, look around, and be sure to check out our Activities and Resources page. We hope you find something about Exertional Heat Illness (EHI) you didn't know before, and take a moment to support our mission.


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNED AND SHARED OUR PETITION FOR LIFE-SAVING HEAT ILLNESS POLICIES FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

After so much work by this Foundation with Florida athlete and child safety associations over the last year, we did get a victory with the FHSAA in Florida with the MANDATORY NFHS heat illness education video for all coaches and athletes, effective July 1, 2018. FHSAA also strongly recommended all member schools have a WBGT and CWI tub.  There's a lot of work left to do, but this is a great start!


We have started production of the Cold Water Immersion video! A big THANK YOU to Dustin R. for bringing all the ice, Sally K. for the cases of water, and our actors who volunteered their time to make this video happen: 

Andrew R., Austin R., Brandon J., Conner G., Dustin R., Jim M., Junon A., Zach A.

We are committed to funding this project, and believe that you will support us in this important work by donating what you can to make sure #NotOneMore athlete dies from #EHS.


NOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US BY SHOPPING ON AMAZON!

Your shopping matters. Instead of amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2318571  and use your Amazon login name and password. Amazon donates to Zach Martin Memorial Foundation and Heat Stroke Prevention Inc. It's that easy!

 You pay the same low price and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to this Foundation at no additional cost to you! (it works with Prime accounts too!)


You + Amazon = Protecting Athletes


About Us

Our history

On the morning of June 29, 2017, Zach had just finished running sprints with his high school football team when he collapsed. His coaches and teammates tried to revive him to no avail. Zach was taken to Golisano Children's Hospital where they diagnosed him with a core temperature of 107 degrees and heat stroke, devastating internal injuries, and coma. He was moved to Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami July 6, 2017, for more specialized care. Zach's condition continued to worsen, and he was removed from life support on July 10, 2017.


Zach's death, and other Exertional Heat Illness (EHI) injuries and deaths, are an unnecessary result of a lack of awareness of the signs & symptoms of EHI, and little knowledge on the topic of treatments. 


According to Dr. Doug Casa of the University of Connecticut and national leader in heat stroke prevention, "If you cool someone right away, on site, they don't die - period." 


This is the reason for starting the Zach Martin Memorial Foundation & Heat Stroke Prevention. No one should ever lose a loved one to Exertional Heat Stroke - period.

Our mission

Providing education and awareness to athletes, coaches, and parents about Exertional Heat Illnesses (EHI). Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) is 100% survivable if recognized and treated within the first 10-15 minutes.


News and Events

We are excited and honored to award our first annual SCHOLARSHIP on July 14, 2018. Follow us on Facebook @zachmartinfoundation and like our page to see who the winner is next week!

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WE NEED YOUR HELP...

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals:


~ scholarship fund for Florida Certified Athletic Trainers

~ providing EHI prevention equipment to under-financed schools

~ travel and attendance at athlete safety conferences

~ awareness campaign costs 

~ merchandise & education printing costs

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

We love our supporters, so feel free to email us!


Zach Martin Foundation

zachmartinfoundation@gmail.com

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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