- Five Seasons Sports Country Club
- 1300 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL
I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Grzegorz Handzel, the organizer of the Handzel Open 9 Tennis Tournament, for his generous donation to the Orawiec Cardiac Fund of the Polish American Medical Society. This donation will go towards the screenings of cardiovascular risk factors in the Polish-American community in the Chicago metropolitan area, which will take place on July 26th and July 28th, 2008.
It is important to note that cardiovascular diseases continue to be the leading cause of death not only in the US, but in the world as well. Despite the great gains made in the field of cardiology, identifying the factors of heart disease continues to be a relevant and crucial aspect of preventing the devastating consequences of arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and cardiac infarction.
The Orawiec Cardiac Fund sponsored screenings, conducted since 1996, are much needed, especially for the uninsured and those without the resources to have such tests. Many of the attending people are having the screening tests done for the first time in their lives. An important aspect of these tests is to raise awareness of the risk factors leading to heart disease.
Thanks to sponsors like Grzegorz Handzel it will be possible to conduct these invaluable screening tests, and in so doing, help save many lives.
I would like to thank Mr. Grzegorz Handzel, his wife Mrs. Marzena Handzel, sponsors and all the participants of the Handzel Open 9 Tennis Tournament for their generous donations.
This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the amazing organization and hard work it takes to put on a tennis tournament of this scale. The Handzel Open is the largest tennis tournament in the Polish community that allows not only casual players to participate, but also many of those who were once stars of this great sport, or are on their way to develop a truly spectacular level of play.
I wish all the participants of the tournament endless wins on their forehands, backhands, overheads and net game. Let us all continue to enjoy the thrill and accomplishment that the “game, set, match!” provides us.
Dr Bronislaw Orawiec
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