On Monday, June 16, 2014 the American Heart Association will be hosting its 26th Annual Golf Classic-A Joel Hamroff Memorial Tribute at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Event Chair, Frank Nardolillo, CPA, Kravet, Inc. and Event Vice-Chair Harry Armon, ARCAP Partners, LLC, along with the corporate and community leadership of Long Island will be participating to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity. This event provides an excellent networking opportunity while promoting exercise and physical activity.
This year’s event will honor Stuart H. Lubow, Chairman, President & CEO Community National Bank. Much progress has been made in the fight against heart disease and stroke. However, many Americans are still not getting the proper amount of exercise that will effectively combat risk factors for serious health issues. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 70 percent of American adults get no regular physical activity. Yet contrary to common perceptions, physical activity is just as important in preventing heart disease as other modifiable risk factors including smoking, cholesterol and blood pressure. A person is 1.5 to 2.4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease if he or she is inactive. Adult (and childhood) obesity/overweight level continues to increase: 65% of all Adults are obese or overweight.
There will be morning and afternoon shotgun starts to accommodate all participants. There will also be themed holes and raffles along the 18-hole course. Cocktail dinner reception and awards will follow.
Brisk walking around the golf course has many proven health benefits. Adults may gain as much as two hours of life expectancy for each hour of regular, vigorous exercise–like very brisk walking–even if they don’t begin exercising until middle age. Walking is the single most effective way for many Americans to establish and continue a healthy lifestyle to improve their heart health.
For more information, please visit www.heart.org/longislandgolfclassic or call 516-450-9129 for more information or sponsorship opportunities and join us as we tee off in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke!