Philadelphia, PA - The Jason Thompson Foundation is set to host the Summer Soiree benefiting and bringing awareness to cardiovascular health at Union Trust on Thursday, August 1. FOX29’s Alex Holley and Mike Jerrick are set to host the event brings to light the heart health challenges children and young athletes face.
The Summer Soiree is an extraordinary fundraising event, honoring those who advocate for heart-healthy lifestyles and brings together the brightest stars in the community. Ambassadors within the cardiovascular health industry will be on hand to drive awareness and further efforts in the fight against heart disease. The elegant evening will be filled with socializing, music, drinks, world-class food stations, a silent auction, and more. Tickets are on sale now via www.TheJasonThompsonFoundation.com
The Jason Thompson Foundation
The Jason Thompson Foundation began in 2011 when former NBA player Jason Thompson and his family suffered the tragic loss of his 25-year-old cousin and fellow athlete to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). The harsh reality inspired Thompson to form the foundation to honor his cousin, Tiffany’s memory by raising awareness about heart disease in athletes, children, and young adults.
“Since our inception, we’ve made it our mission to educate communities on cardiovascular issues young people face,” said Jason Thompson, President, and Founder of the foundation. “The Summer Soiree is just one of the many ways for us to do this, as well as to honor and shine a light on those that work tirelessly to make a difference.”
Cardiovascular Health at Union Trust
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common cause of heart-related sudden death in people under 30 and is the most common cause of sudden death in athletes. HCM often goes undetected. The Jason Thompson Foundation strives to find new strategies for dealing with HCM and other heart health challenges children and young athletes face. They believe that they can heal hearts by sharing their own.