MILWAUKEE (4/23/2007) - The Fourth Annual Jordan Brandt Open benefiting Project ADAM(Automated Defibrillators in Adam's, memory) will be held beginning at noon Sunday, July 15, at Silver Spring Country Club, N56 W21318 Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls, Wis.
This benefit golf outing is a four-person scramble that includes a full day of golf on the Island Course, buffet dinner, raffle, silent auction and awards. The cost is $125 per golfer. Register by June 20 by calling Scott Brandt at (414) 354-4149. For more information, visit the Web site at www.jordanbrandtopen.com.
In June 2002, Jordan Brandt, then age 12, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest during an end-of-school picnic. Two nurses were in attendance and performed CPR, but no defibrillator was available on site. Although she survived, Brandt, now 17 years old, suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen and requires 24-hour medical care.
Sudden cardiac arrest affects 350,000 people every year, a death rate which exceeds that of breast cancer, prostate cancer, firearm injuries, house fires, traffic accidents and AIDS combined. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 victims are younger than age 20.
Proceeds from the Jordan Brandt Open will benefit Project ADAM, a program named after another child, Adam Lemel, who collapsed and died of sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in 1999 at the age of 17. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Project ADAM sites help schools become equipped to handle a sudden cardiac incident. Currently in Wisconsin, 500 schools or school districts have been served by Project ADAM. Affiliate projects now are active in Florida (Project ADAM Florida), Philadelphia (Youth Heart Watch, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) and Atlanta (Project SAVE), to bring the program to schools in those areas. For more information, visit the Web site at www.projectadam.com.