Monday July 15th was the 15th Annual Myocarditis Foundation Golf Outing at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, NJ. We had 120 golfers, many of whom were returning supporters of the Foundation. 30 additional supporters joined us for the dinner, raffle / silent auction portion of the evening.
We could not have accomplished the success of our fundraiser, a day of golf and fun, without the support our sponsors, participants, and volunteers.
The sponsors of the event included:
Town Title, Morgan Stanley The Trilogy Group, MSPC Certified Public Accountants, the Linn Family, RT Specialty Group, Peter Christou / First Trust, Home Well Cares, Jordan Wright, Quality Auto, Cardiol Therapeutics, Inc., Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, NJM Insurance Group, Albergo Law Group, Liberty Contracting, B&M Market, Whalen & Ives, John Philip Foundation, James & Candace Moose, Joseph & Genevieve Rumore, Michael A. Linn, Mike Petruccelli, Sr., Jack Conover, and Donald Onorato.
Dr. Leslie Cooper was to be our Guest Speaker, but unfortunately was unable to attend. Instead he sent his speech which was shared by Genevieve Rumore, the Executive Director. He spoke of his personal experience with a Giant Cell Myocarditis (GCM) patient when he was in his medical residency that became the focus of his professional energy thereafter. His work in GCM research led to treatments that have made dramatic improvements in the lives of GCM patients. From GCM usually being diagnosed on autopsy, it now has an overall survival rate of 90% at 1 year after diagnosis.
(Please read the whole of Dr. Cooper’s speech on our website blog:…….)
Candace Moose, Co-Founder of the Myocarditis Foundation, spoke about how Joseph Rumore came to join the Myocarditis Foundation soon after its inception and all that he has done to help move the MF forward over the past 16 years that he has been a part of it. The entire room gave him a standing ovation for his work at the Foundation and the 15 years of the Golf Outing’s success. It has become the largest fundraiser for the MF and looked forward to by so many repeat participants.
The John Philips’ Foundation attendees spoke about their friend, John Mello, for whom their foundation was formed for and who died a few years ago of Viral Myocarditis. They spoke about how the Myocarditis Foundation was able to help and support them in the early days of dealing with their loss. They now work on helping raise awareness and research dollars to prevent others from suffering the effects of myocarditis.