Helping others was the true passion of Rob Millisor, one of the owner/developers of Breckenridge Grand Vacations. In October 2015, Rob was on a humanitarian trip to the earthquake-stricken area of Langtang, Nepal, when he suffered a heart attack and sadly passed away. Rob was very physically fit and unaware of any health issues. In honor of Rob, BGV Gives (BGV’s philanthropy program) will host the 3rd Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk on June 9, 2017. With support from Breckenridge Grand Vacations, 100% of every dollar received at the event will be contributed to this cause.
To learn more about 2018 sponsorship opportunities for The 3rd Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, please click here or contact Deb Edwards with BGV Gives.
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Heart Health Screenings Benefit Community
In 2016, following the first Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, BGV Gives partnered with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and the Cardiology Department to offer a free heart health screening program to the community. The seven events were designed to provide free blood draws for cholesterol testing and then a follow-up appointment with a cardiology nurse to review the results of the screening test with each participant.
The events were offered in each town in the county to make it as convenient as possible for the patients. Special thanks for the many locations where the screenings took place throughout the county, including Colorado Mountain College, Summit Medical Center, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Library, the Summit County North Branch Library, Summit High School, Summit Cove Fire Department and finally Carter Park, in conjunction with this year’s Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk.
Nearly 350 community members took advantage of the free screenings. Seventeen individuals were referred for further follow-up and at least one patient reported that the screening saved his life when his results and additional testing revealed severe heart disease, a diagnosis that came as a surprise to him given that he had no significant signs or symptoms.
In addition to providing the direct service of free screenings in our community, the goals of the program were to raise heart health awareness, provide information about the cardiology program at Summit Medical Center and most importantly, save lives.
Very special thanks to the medical and administrative staff at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center for their extra work to make these screening events possible in our community. Look for additional screening events soon.