On Jan 3, 2017, a sleep apnea public awareness event took place at ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop located South of Denver in Centennial. At a star studded event that saw the likes of Roy Green, Chuck Foreman, Eric Dickerson, Derek Kennard, Karl Mecklenburg and Earl Campbell all in attendance to support Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), PPHA CEO David Gergen American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) Diplomate Dr. Steve Wilk were the stars of the show. Derek Kennard said, “David Gergen does a great job bringing awareness to the players, and doc saves our lives. They are the real MVPs.”
It’s now summer, and David Gergen is back in Colorado planning Dr. Wilk’s second awareness event. “January’s event was rewarding seeing people who truly needed care with their sleep apnea come out, not to mention everyone who attended brought cards and photos for the players to sign. Everyone had a great time and Dr. Wilk was able to reach out to a number of locals who sought treatment for their obstructive sleep apnea. ESPN and NBC were there to cover the event, and it is working well, while also getting better each and every time. I’m excited for our next event.” says Gergen.
David Gergen coordinates 5-6 public sleep apnea awareness events with ASBA doctors a year nationwide. For more information on how you can become involved in reaching out to your local community with such an event, contact David Gergen at 602-478-9713.