Emory Healthcare Inc.

10/24/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/25/2019 01:05

Emory Johns Creek Hospital golf tournament raises more than $20K for the American Heart Association

Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) recently hosted its first-ever charity golf tournament to support the American Heart Association (AHA). The event took place at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek on Oct. 14. The hospital raised more than $20,000 for AHA.

'We'd like to thank all of the players, sponsors, staff, and volunteers for helping make this event possible,' says Marilyn Margolis, EJCH. 'We're thrilled to support the incredible work of the American Heart Association and bring awareness to heart andvascular disease.'

Someone dies from heart disease, stroke or another cardiovascular disease every 43 seconds in the United States. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives every year than cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.

'The cause hits close to home for many participants who live with heart disease or know someone in the same shoes,' says Kathryn Albright, EJCH director of Community Relations and Volunteer Services. 'We're excited to see this event continue to grow in the future to better educate our community on important health topics, like heart disease.'

More than 600 Emory Healthcare employees recently participated in AHA's Heart Walk. The healthcare system has raised more than $333,000 this year for the organization.

To learn more about how you can help AHA, visit www.heart.org.