Long Island, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
Super Bowl champions Bart Oates and OJ Anderson with Roy Green, Nick Lowery, and Derek Kennard are actively supporting Living Heart Foundation's (LHF) HOPE Program screening and Pro Player Health Alliance's (PPHA) free public sleep apnea awareness event in Long Island, New York December 5, 2013. David Gergen, Executive Director of PPHA, says, "These awareness events are saving lives. I encourage everyone in Nassau County to invest 45 minutes of their time to learn about sleep apnea; it could mean adding 8-10 years to their life."
Since beginning his campaign titled "Tackle Sleep Apnea", David Gergen and NFL greats have drawn a total of over 1,000 attendees to their events and treated over 160 former NFL/NBA players for sleep apnea. PPHA working with Dr. Archie Roberts, Founder of LHF, to improve the health of former players through screenings and treatments has proven to be the key to success for both organizations.
Dr. Roberts has confirmed the screening event will include dental exams by Dr. Neal Seltzer and Dr. Jeffrey Rein, blood pressure, lung age, body composition, ECG, cardiovascular risk detecting blood tests and obstructive sleep apnea screenings. The Apnea Risk Evaluation System by Watermark (ARES home sleep test unit) will be the sleep apnea screening unit used when medically indicated. This screening will be the first of a series of planned LHF HOPE Super Bowl Symposium programs around the country over the next few months.
As a fun twist, Pro Player Health Alliance holds a free drawing where 1 in 10 registered attendees will win signed prizes at the event. Registration can be found at http://www.proplayersleep.com/events.
To learn more about The Living Heart Foundation, visit http://www.livingheartfoundation.org.
LHF HOPE Screening Event Details:
December 5, 2013 / 5:00 PM
Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553
General Public Awareness Event Details:
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Date: December 5, 2013
Location: Long Island Mariott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.,
Uniondale, NY 11553
About David Gergen
David Gergen, CDT and President of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people who suffer from sleep apnea treated. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.