On Monday, September 16th, a NETA Cares foursome played at Boston Golf Club in Hingham as part of the Sean McDonough Celebrity Golf Classic. This event supports cardiac amyloidosis research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Sean’s father, Will McDonough, renown columnist for the Boston Globe, had passed away of cardiac amyloidosis in 2003.
Cardiac Amyloidosis is a disorder caused by deposits of an abnormal protein (amyloid) in the heart tissue. These deposits make it hard for the heart to work properly. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Falk is the director of the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, as well as a cardiovascular medicine specialist. He has written over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and largely, his research focuses on treatment of this rare disease. Golfers and celebrities were able to learn more about cardiac amyloidosis and Dr. Falk’s work at the Draft Party prior to the tournament. The group also listened to two patients that were under Dr. Falk’s care. Without the research and attention giving by Dr. Falk, his staff and BWH, these patients were able to share their personal stories, and give even more meaning to the tournament’s fundraising.
Which brings us to the tournament itself: A NETA Cares foursome paired with Maury Povich. (You read that correctly!)
18 holes. No carts. 70’s. Boston Golf Club. Maury Povich.
Pat, Cultivation Flower Supervisor, exclaimed, “I had a blast at the Tournament and at the Draw Party. The Draw Party was fun to go to a fancy event like that surrounded by celebrities and high level people at huge local companies such as Sam Adams or Del Friscos Steakhouse. Everyone was there to support a great cause and it was great to see how much people were willing to donate to support cardiac amyloidosis research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Finding out we were playing with Maury Povich was a great surprise!
- 09/20: Fall Harvest Celebration benefiting CISA (Culture Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
- 09/22: Volunteering at Yawkey Family Inn benefiting families at Boston Children’s Hospital
- 10/12: High HOPes 3-Miler benefiting My One Wish Foundation
- 10/25: Harvest Dinner benefiting Cancer Connection