Almost 45 years ago in 1973, Hemophilia of Georgia, was started by several families affected by bleeding disorders. They united together with a shared mission to help families with bleeding disorders and to find a cure. In 1982 and in partnership with the Atlanta Braves, they created the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament where baseball celebrities play golf with regular golfers to raise money for research. Thirty-five years later, the tournament is going strong and has raised millions for bleeding disorder research. Because of this research, treatment has significantly improved and a cure could be closer than ever. There is still work to be done and funding is critical.
Dr. Robert Sidonio specializes in bleeding disorders and is the Assistant Director of Pediatrics at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He works with children with bleeding disorders every day. “It truly is a golden age treatment options and there have been significant breakthroughs in clinical research. Children have a lot of options that they didn’t have five to ten years ago,” commented Dr. Sidonio. “We are really excited to report on all the successes we are having in clinical research and trials. We are working on a cure with gene therapy. We appreciate the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament and the money it raises for our research.”
This year the tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 24, at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, featuring two spectacular courses – Creekside and Lakeside. After a remarkable $35 million revitalization project, the prestigious Golf Club of Georgia has an even higher level of sophistication and competitive play. Why not tee up for a cure? It’s a great way to connect with your clients and to network. Whether entertaining clients or spending a day with your golf buddies, this spectacular round of golf will make memories for a lifetime and supports a great cause. To register, visit hog.org/golf.