Mark Walczak and Pro Player Health Alliance Are Leading the Way in "Tackling Sleep Apnea" With an Event Coming Up in San Diego This May

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Former San Diego Charger, Mark Walczak, takes the public through his personal experiences that have been the driving force behind his involvement in spreading awareness of the "Silent Killer," sleep apnea. More information on the event in San Diego, CA this May.

Mark Walczak with David Gergen, Founder of PPHA pro player health alliance nfl

Mark Walczak with David Gergen, Founder of PPHA

I believe by spreading awareness we can save lives

Mark Walczak asks the public to join him and other NFL greats such as Dermontti Dawson and former Raiders player Mike Haynes at the next free Pro Player Health Alliance event in San Diego, CA this May and learn how treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can change lives. His best friend, Junior Seau, who is tragically no longer with us, suffered from sleep disorders. This is just one of the reasons Walczak is so passionate about helping to spread awareness.

Pro Player Health Alliance is on a "National Awareness" campaign to educate the public of the health risks and dangers of Sleep Apnea, including treatment and prevention, with more effective solutions. The solution includes a simple dental oral appliance that is worn like a mouth guard while during the night. It works very effectively to open the airway for proper breathing while sleeping. Mark States, "Preventing OSA, saving lives and improving overall health for fellow teammates, friends and family is our mission." Statistically, over 60% of the NFL and former NFL are suffering from OSA. Who better to speak and share personal stories to the public?

“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 David Gergen, President of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab and Founder of PPHA. “Spreading awareness at these events and screenings and through radio and television has been wonderful. I believe by spreading awareness we can save lives.”

This event and the events that will follow are co-sponsored by Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab who will provide free oral appliances to qualified attendees. Register now as spots are limited. Keep up-to-date on PPHA and the events to follow by liking PPHA on Facebook.

Event Details:Sponsored by Dr. Bradley Eli

Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scripps Schaetzel Center, 9890 Genesse Ave La Jolla, CA

About Pro Player Health Alliance

The Pro Players 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 treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.

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. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 and had his career “ah ha” moment. He knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician and he knew he was going to help people all over the country to help treat their sleep disorders in partnership with their dentists. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.

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