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News from the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation - August 2017
Update on CCF-Funded Research Studies

Research findings from several CCF-funded studies have been published in well-known peer-reviewed medical journals. "Differences in Presentation and Outcomes Between Children With Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Children With Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy," and "Pilot Study Analyzing Automated ECG Screening of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy," were published in the February issue Circulation: Heart Failure and June issue of Heart Rhythm respectively. "Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Children," was published in the July issue of Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology.

In addition, findings from Dr. Lars Grosse-Wortmann's study, "Late Gadolinium Enhancement Identify Patients at Risk in Childhood Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy," will be presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver, Canada in October and at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, CA in November. Dr. Robert Henning's work, "Human Cord Stem Cells Decrease Heart Fibrosis and Increase LV Ejection Fraction by Activating AKt and Decreasing JNK and p38 Activation in Congenital Cardiomyopathy," also will be presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions. Nearly 18,000 professionals from 100 countries will attend the AHA conference, which is the premier meeting on cardiovascular science and medicine. 
15th Annual CCF Golf for a Cure

The 15th Annual CCF Golf Classic took place on August 8 and was a memorable event given the challenging weather conditions this year. Held at the Montclair Golf Club in New Jersey, the golf tournament was supported by 52 sponsors and players from the tri-state area. More than $326,000 was raised for CCF's research and education programs.

Golfers enjoyed a day playing on the challenging course and taking part in various on-course contests. In the evening, guests attended a lively cocktail hour with a silent auction and buffet dinner. The winning foursome from Jeffries included Brian Hewitt, Dan Ryan, Robert Frahm, and Tom Schneider with a score of 57. Closest to the Pin winners were Mike Bruns and Fred Storz, and the Longest Drive winners were John Pickens and George Jamgochian. View photos and view program 
Save the Date: CCF's Walk for a Cure
September is Children's Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month, and families across the U.S. are walking to raise awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy. CCF's 3rd Annual Walk for a Cure will be held on September 17 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in Northern N.J. Last year, more than 100 people walked in honor of someone affected by cardiomyopathy. This year's family fun day starts with warm ups and an inspirational send-off, and then a finish line celebration with music, kids activities, and tasty treats. Invite your friends, family members, and colleagues to join Team CCF and walk in support of cardiomyopathy awareness. Read more 
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