(PRWEB) March 26, 2013
President David Gergen of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and the Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) will be teaming up with NFL Hall of Famer Carl Eller and the Retired Players Association (RPA), to “Tackle Sleep Apnea” in southern California. PPHA will be the official screening company for retired players at an upcoming event this summer that will provide support for retired players as well as help spread awareness of the deadly disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in the community.
David Gergen and former NFL players such as Carl Eller, Derek Kennard and Mark Walczak are leading the way in their mission to help save and improve the lives of their past teammates through special events and screenings. “I am thrilled to see the momentum that we are making to help spread awareness of sleep apnea on a national level with these fantastic NFL greats!” said Gergen. “Spreading awareness at these events and screenings and through radio and television has been wonderful. I believe by spreading awareness we can save lives.”
Although the RPA’s main focus is centered around Altzheimer’s and ALS in former players directly related to repetitive head trauma, over 60% of the NFL and former NFL are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This event is a great way to give back and help the legendary players that made America’s sport into the amazing game that it is today by diagnosing and treating them with oral appliances that will change their lives forever. The goal of the PPHA is to ultimately help the community by decreasing the amount of individuals that go undiagnosed through assisting medical partners in growing their practices.
For more information about PPHA or the “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign, visit http://proplayerhealthalliance.com
For more information about the Carl Ellerand the Retired Players association, visit their website at http://www.nflretiredplayersassociation.org
For more information about David Gergen and Gregen’s Orthodontic Lab, visit their website at http://www.gergensortho.com