There’s still time to sign up for the 38th annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament coming up Monday, May 1, at the Woodmont Country Club.
Jay Farmer and Brigette Perry have teamed up as co-chairs for the event in Rockdale, Maryland, which includes breakfast, 18 holes, a post-event awards dinner and more.
“The annual golf tournament unites business leaders and health advocates across our region through their love of the sport and passion for making a difference,” said Farmer, executive managing director of brokerage for global commercial real estate firm JLL. “Through movement, fellowship and some friendly competition on the golf course, we are championing better health for our workforces, communities, loved ones and ourselves.”
Heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 respective killers of Americans, and four out of five adults in the U.S. have low cardiovascular health, according to the AHA.
“Heart disease is a powerful and indiscriminate health crisis, and I have seen first-hand the advancements the American Heart Association has made in research and cardiovascular health,” said Perry, principal of business development for business services consultancy Penn Direct, Inc. “Your support of events like the golf tournament makes the Association’s lifesaving impact possible. I am honored to be part of this mission and create a world where each person has an opportunity to live their healthiest life.”
Last year in the Greater Washington Region, the AHA funded over $26.5 million in research advancements, reached more than 290,000 patients with a blood pressure monitoring program, influenced legislation to end the sale of flavored tobacco in the District, supported CPR in schools policies that train more than 160,000 new lifesavers each year, and more.
For more information or to register a foursome, visit www.ahagolftournament.org or contact Erin Hutto at Erin.Hutto@heart.org.