Annual tournament raises money for national heart, stroke associations

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – About 100 golfers took to the course at Schuyler Meadows on Monday for the third annual Swing’n for Stroke Golf Tournament.

Participating golfers raised money for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The event bridged the gap between doctors from across the Capital Region who want to ensure the public is aware of the risk factors and preventative measures.

“You can modify your diet, you can do lots of other things, but you gotta get active,” Pres. and CEO of Vascular Awareness Manish Mehta said. “And you really gotta design a way to connect people at that level, so I think golf is a great outing event.”

“And I think that’s why I want to be here: I want to tell people that no matter how bad things can be, and I lucked out, I fared pretty well,” stroke survivor Alison Gilcreast said. “I just want people to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

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