Last year many friends and family members generously gave to my fund raising effort to honor the memory of our daughter, Melissa, by making a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Those donations helped motivate me to keep a promise to Melissa and complete a personal goal of bicycling the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina. The last leg was a 350 mile ride from Roanoke, VA to Cherokee, NC.
I have been looking for bicycling rides that raise money for medical research and recently found the GA400, an event that raises funds for heart and vascular research at the Emory University Heart and Vascular Center in Atlanta. Part of their research includes improvements in electrocardiology which is used in treating atrial fibrilation which affected me several years ago. Therefore, I have set a modest goal of raising $200 for this event. The GA400 is a one day event beginning in Roswell, GA and I will be riding a 60 mile circuit.
Donations to the Emory Heart and Vascular Center in my name can be made by visiting my fundraising page at https://www.PledgeReg.com/3113/dougbaker.
All people, not only athletes, that participate in event rides like GA400 need Heart and Vascular research to help improve treatments of those diseases that keep us and loved ones around longer to enjoy our lives together.
I hope you'll consider making a donation of any amount to help me reach my fundraising goal! You can learn more about this great event at http://www.ga400century.com.
Thanks so much for your support!
Emory Heart and Vascular Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
2019 GA400 Ride
Ride with Heart! As cyclists we use our heart a lot and Emory has been one of the nationally best heart instutions. Emory has now joined four areas of research into one the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. My doctor Dr. Angel Leon is the lead electrocardiolist at Emory and integral in setting up this new center to better serve us all. Dr. Leon will be riding with you at the GA400 Ride. He is a life long cyclist and has helped many of us cyclists and more. Now let's give from our heart to Emory to help advanced the treatments that allow us to ride even further in this journey we call life.
As cyclists we use our heart a lot! My doctor Dr. Angel Leon is the head electrocardiolist at Emory and is instrumental in launching the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. The Center for research was started just over two years ago to bring 4 concentrations together. The Center needs our help to continue this great area of research that can help us all. Emory writes the scripts for the regional hospitals and is continually improving through their research.
Emory's Heart and Vascular Center is Expert Care, Close to Home
The Heart & Vascular Center has a national reputation for treating complicated heart conditions by using the most advanced treatment options and therapies. In this center, cardiology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac imaging and other subspecialties come together to provide comprehensive heart care.
The collaboration between all four specialties within the Emory Heart and Vascular Center delivers seamless care for our patients and allows for quick access to other specialties as needed. The physicians within the Emory Heart and Vascular Center are a true team – relying on each other’s vast research and expertise to bring our patients the best care available.
We’re committed to providing superior heart and vascular patient care, promoting overall heart health, pioneering innovative clinical cardiovascular research, and training the best heart specialists in the world.
Did You Know?
As an academic health center, many of our physicians are faculty from the Emory University School of Medicine. Emory's team of heart and vascular health researchers use knowledge gained in basic science research and apply it to our clinical (medical) research. This process of connecting biological discoveries made in the laboratory (basic science research) with clinical (medical) research is called translational research — and is crucial to the development of important new therapies, devices and protocols that directly impact heart and vascular patient care.
Our Heart & Vascular Center is the only program in Atlanta, and one of just a few in Georgia, to be involved in translational research. This consistently propels Emory to the forefront of cutting-edge cardiovascular treatments and technologies, and results in better outcomes for patients.