Dr. Roger Briggs, DDS and Dr. Allan Bernstein, DDS are teaming up with the Pro-Player Health Alliance (PPHA), the American Legion and Former NFL legends, to take part in a sleep apnea awareness event on January 10, 2013 at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event is part of the national “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign and will be the fifth stop, in a series of stops across the nation.
“These events are extremely successful,” David Gergen, President of the PPHA said. “We are incredibly grateful that we are able to spread awareness to so many people.” Typical events range in size of 120 to 300 people, so it is important to register early. As part of the event, former NFL legends Tony Dorsett, Roy Green, Derek Kennard, Dave Krieg, and Mark Walczak will share their experiences with sleep apnea and treatment. In addition, they will be signing autographs and photo opportunities will be available, for anyone in attendance. It is fantastic to see these NFL legends give back to the community to increase awareness of sleep apnea in the nation. In addition to the former NFL legends that will be in attendance, there will be a surprise guest. The guest is a current Arizona Cardinal superstar.
“I heard about the campaign and wanted to become involved in efforts to get the word out about what sleep apnea can do to you,” Walczak said. “I lost my best friend Junior Seau from the effects of this condition and I am trying to spread awareness, to save lives.”
To pre-register for the upcoming event, visithttp://tacklingsleepapneaphoenix.eventbrite.com/.
For more information about PPHA or the “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign, visit http://proplayersleep.org.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Players Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, Rani Ben-David, President of Sleep Group Solutions, and Former NFL legends.
About Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab
Family owned and operated, Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab has been in business since 1984 and it has grown into one of the most respected labs in the country employing over 50 people. David Gergen, President, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the Sleep and Breathing academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr Rodney Willey, and Dr. Thiem Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
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