Initially the idea of NFL football, Sleep Apnea and the Phoenix Police don’t seem to fit together very well. It is important to understand that Sleep Apnea is a pervasive disorder that affects all walks of life and whose impact on performance at every level is real and measurable. Seven months ago Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) promoted a sleep apnea awareness event based on that exact model with American Sleep and Breathing Academy Diplomate Dr. Mark Castle, DDS. The event attracted over 3,000 attendees and not only benefited the Phoenix Police Foundation financially, but it also lead to eight officers making appointments with Dr. Castle.
As an ASBA Diplomate, Dr. Castle has had the opportunity to work with PPHA and professional athletes to treat them for obstructive sleep apnea. As a result these superstar athletes then become more than just patients, but every day people who publicly support and spread the awareness of OSA at events across the nation, just like Dr. Castle’s event. With a combined effort of former NFL greats, local establishments and public figures, the community as a whole can unite to direct potential patients toward dental/medical professionals who can help.
The next Pro Player Health Alliance/American Sleep and Breathing Academy event will be much of the same on September 6, 2016, aimed at improving awareness and understanding of sleep related disorders in the general public and serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Charity. In addition, it will be the first official celebration to kick off the new season for the Arizona Cardinals. Location and time of the public awareness event and fundraiser will be at Cowboys Saloon in Peoria, AZ at 6:00 PM. It is expected Dr. Castle’s second event will draw thousands of attendees.
Pro Player Health Alliance President David Gergen, owner of Gergen’s Sleep Appliance Lab and Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy is an icon throughout the dental sleep community and will be the MC for the event. Gergen will be on hand to help the public meet their favorite player and to share his extensive knowledge of sleep disorders including the dental treatment of sleep apnea. The event is open to the public where the likes of Jet Stream Roy Green (who is going into the Cardinals Ring of Honor this year), Derek Kennard and many more athletes including current Cardinals stars will be present.
For more information about the event or how you can work with NFL greats in your community, email David Gergen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 602-478-9713.
9824 W Northern Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
September 6, 2016