Brentford pair turn up to event in memory of Robert Rowan
The first screening session of 2022 in Robert’s name was held in April at Brentford FC Community Sports Hub. Over 165 young people were screened by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in association with the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. CRY aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.
Thomas Frank, a close friend of Robert’s, hoped that the sessions could help to save lives. He said:“I think it is a very good way of remembering a very good friend of mine. And it’s such an important thing – hopefully these testing days ran by CRY will maybe save one or two lives.”
Christian Eriksen offered his encouragement and stressed the importance of these check-ups and tests. He added:“I think it’s very healthy thing to do. And obviously it’s something that even in my case, something happened like you wouldn’t know was going to happen. So, to get that cleared out the way from a doctor’s perspective is only a positive. To do a test for a few minutes and get everything sorted out and be safe for your family and for everyone else then it is a very positive thing. It’s not only for you, it is for everyone around you.”