Charity Golf Tournament Swings fore a PH Cure
Piscataquis Golf Course hosted its 4th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension “Swinging Fore a Cure” Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 13.
All proceeds from this charity golf tournament will go to UPHill Journeys (UJ), a program of Maine Medical Center, which supports Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) patients in Maine and New Hampshire.
The simplest way to explain Pulmonary Hypertension is to say, “high blood pressure in the lungs.” It is often misdiagnosed, and unfortunately in many cases by the time it is diagnosed, it is too late for treatments to be effective. There are about 30,000 people in the United States that have been diagnosed with this disease. There are many more that have not been diagnosed. Unfortunately a person was diagnosed with PH in our local community. However, unlike prior PH experiences, in which an accurate diagnosis is not made, this person was diagnosed properly. Through your efforts and support UJ is able to accomplish its mission statement. Please know that this is a real world application, with a real face that is a member of our local, rural community.
Symptoms of PH are shortness of breath, especially with activity, feeling tired all the time, lightheadness, especially when climbing stairs or upon standing up, swollen ankles, legs, or abdomen, chest pain, especially during physical activity, and fainting.
Forty golfers turned out for this event on a beautiful day. Over $1400 was raised.
First place team was Bill Kirby, Mike Wasilewski, Steve Hall, and Rob Sawyer.
Second place team was Dave Garland, Wayne Clukey, Gene Dami, and Glenn Sakahara.
One of the highlights of the day was a chance for Dave Garland to win $2500. He attempted a 40’ putt and came very close to putting it in the cup.
Falmouth Country Club will be hosting the 7th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension “Swinging Fore a Cure” Golf Tournament and Auction on Oct. 5, 2013. For information on this tournament please contact Jeannette Morrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UJ wishes to thank everyone who played in the tournament and supported this event.