Golfology fore Cardiology 2019: Driving for $1 million
From the Desk of Dr. Brian Weiford, M.D. Cardiovascular Medicine Department University of Kansas Health System
On behalf of the physicians, care team and staff at The University of Kansas Health System’s Center for Advanced Heart Care, I want to thank you once again for your interest in supporting us and our 11th annual fundraiser, Golfology fore Cardiology.
By supporting this tournament, you play an important role in helping our Center for Advanced Heart Care to be one of the nation’s best. It’s an ambitious goal, to be sure, but we should expect nothing less for a heart program that U.S. News & World Report has ranked among America’s top 50. The additions to our services would not have been possible without the generous support of participants like you in the Golfology fore Cardiology tournaments.
Proceeds from the previous Golfology fore Cardiology tournaments have made a major impact. More than $500,000 has been contributed to the Center for Advanced Heart Care over the past ten years due to your support and generosity, and funds have directly enabled the expansion to a second outpatient cardiac rehabilitation site, helped us to launch an ongoing risk reduction program known as Heart SMARRT (Self-Management and Risk Reduction Training), a pilot program investigating use of mobile/device technology to improve the long-term success of patients after completion of traditional cardiac rehab, initiated research to evaluate the effects of cardiovascular rehab in patients with PAD (peripheral arterial disease). We have also used $100,000 of the funds raised to support the Cardiac Nurse Navigator Program and provided $50,000 to the Rapid Recovery Lounge.
My colleagues at University of Kansas Health System applaud grateful heart patient Larry Louk, wife JoLinda Vega, and their friends for their continued dedication to our Center for Advanced Heart Care by making it the beneficiary of their first-class golf tournament.
Golfology fore Cardiology is great fun in support of a great cause at The University of Kansas Hospital’s Center for Advanced Heart Care. Mark your calendar right now for September 16th, and join us at Shadow Glen in Olathe for another fantastic event.
The Golfology fore Cardiology tournament is a great day of golf. It's also a vehicle for raising money to support an organization that is changing, and saving, lives.
Meet Mike Copeland, mayor of Olathe, Kansas, and like Larry Louk, founder of the Golfology tournament, a grateful patient of the University of Kansas Hospital's Center for Advanced Cardiac Care. Open the link below to read Mike's story, as told in the Spring 2014 issue of "Good Medicine," a quarterly newsletter published by the University of Kansas Hospital.