Larry Louk, Golfology Co-Chair, and Barbara MacArthur from the University of Kansas Health System appeared on the Fox4 Sunday show to talk about the Golfology tournament and the ways in which $500,000 raised by the tournament so far have supported cardiac rehabilitation patients and programs. Follow this link to watch the interview: https://www.iqmediacorp.com/ClipPlayer/?ClipID=c2829c1a-608f-4575-ad0b-526a1aa736d1
Larry Louk and JoLinda Vega, Golfology fore Cardiology Founders
A drive to support heart care. Over nine years, one golf tournament has raised more than $500,000 to support cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at The University of Kansas Health System. The Golfology fore Cardiology Pro-Am was the brainchild of Larry Louk and his wife, JoLinda Vega. After Larry had open-heart surgery, he and his wife wanted to express their gratitude. “I credit the professionals at the heart center for my current good health,” said Larry. JoLinda agrees. “His care was fantastic, and the nurses always kept me informed,” she said. “They took care of me too.” Funds from the tournament support heart-healthy education, prevention activities and adaptable exercise equipment for paralyzed patients.
We thank all the companies and individuals who have supported Golfology fore Cardiology over the years. Your support has enhanced the work of the KU Center for Advanced Heart Care and has had a lasting positive impact on the lives of cardiac patients from across the Midwest.
10 Years: SSC, Mid-America Cardiology 9 Years: Black & Veatch 8 Years: JE Dunn, Terracon, Drs. Harbrecht and Kindred 7 Years: Bank of Kansas City, Valley Wine and Spirits 6 Years: Burns & McDonnell, W.L. Gore, MVP Capital, Clay Blair Family Foundation 5 Years: Gene Fritzel Construction, IMA Corp, Westrope 4 Years: Heart of America Group 3 Years: Garmin, Tito's Vodka, Ad Astra Development, Glazer's, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Physicans Business Network 2 Years: Crossfirst Bank, IBEW Local Union 124, Ashgrove Cement, DeBruce Companies, Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler 1 Year: Johnson Controls, Staco Electric Construction Co., Mercury Construction/Project Group 2000, and many others
About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
More than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day, equaling one death every 34 seconds.
Age is the most significant risk factor of developing heart disease, followed by gender, family history coupled with ethnic background, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol.
Two-thirds of deaths from heart attacks in women occur in those who have had no history of chest pain.
A person is more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than on any other day of the week.
Research suggests that 25% of heart attacks go unrecognized and are discovered only later when a routine ECG is performed.
Heart-healthy foods include salmon, ground flaxseed, oatmeal, black or kidney beans, almonds, walnuts, red wine, tuna, brown rice, and blueberries.
Laughing relaxes and expands blood vessels, which helps to protect the heart.
Clinical research has shown cardiac rehabilitation reduces mortality by over 50% compared with those patients who do not participate.