Event Tees Off For Heart Health

July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012 LI Advantage

Event Tees Off For Heart Health

Marc L. Hamroff and Rob Basso

Event Co-Chair Marc L. Hamroff of Moritt Hock & Hamroff and honoree Rob Basso, president, Advantage Payroll Services and author, The Everyday Entrepreneur.

The weather could not have been more perfect for the American Heart Associa­tion’s 24th Annual Long Island Golf Clas­sic, A Joel Hamroff Memorial Tribute. Held at the Meadow Brook Club in Jeri­cho, hundreds of golfers came out to sup­ port this very important charity and fight Long Island’s No. l and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke.

The days’ activities got underway in the afternoon, more than 30 foursomes partic­ipated in the shotgun start of the event.
All the day’s golfers enjoyed a great brunch and cocktail reception that evening.

This year’s event co-chairs Marc L. Hamroff of Moritt Hock & Hamroff and David McKelvey, CPA, Friedman LLP 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 has been the fourth year that the event has been renamed for Marc’s fa­ther, Joel, who passed away from a heart attack. Joel was an American Heart Asso­ciation Board member and a great sup­ porter of its causes.

This year’s event honored Rob Basso, president, Advantage Payroll Services and author, The Everyday Entrepreneur. Those in attendance also heard from Rob’s best friend, Alan Powell, who suf­fered a heart attack. 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 is­ sues. 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, choesterol 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. For more information about the Ameri­can Heart Association, visit www.heart.org.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases, America’s No. l and No. 4 killers. They fund cutting-edge research, conduct life­ saving public and professional education­al programs, and advocate to protect pub­lic health. To learn more or to join in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA­-USA1 or visit heart.org.

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