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The Dillon Quirke Foundation


We are a registered charity working to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and fund widespread cardiac screening for young people (aged 12-18) involved in sport.

On average, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) takes 100 young lives in Ireland every year. Cardiac screening can help prevent SADS by identifying heart conditions at an early stage – before they cause symptoms.


With your help, the Foundation’s aim is to raise awareness and reduce the number of young people dying from SADS through a cardiac screening programme.


Our hope for Dillon’s legacy is that every young sports athlete, male and female in Ireland, will have mandatory screening for their heart.

Our Goal - 10,000 free cardiac screenings in 2024

As of June 2024, 2,986 screenings have been conducted.

The Dillon Quirke Foundation is working towards an ambitious goal of providing free life-saving cardiac screenings for 10,000 young people each year. Imagine the lives we can save together. We need your support to make our vision a reality.

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