Golfer’s to come together to give children a ‘Gift of Life’ from CHD

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Golfer’s to come together to give children a ‘Gift of Life’ from CHD. The power to give a failing little heart, the next heartbeat lies in the swing of your golf club and the kindness in your heart! There’s a world beyond ours where even the simplest of things are often not as easily accessible as they may appear to us. We may not have the power to magically swap places but can most certainly share our blessings with the ones who may need them the most to make a difference.

With this thought in mind, Rotary Club of Delhi South is organizing a hybrid 12-day International Golf tournament, ‘Play Golf, Gift a Life’, to unite people from across the globe and contribute generously through their participation to give a Gift of Life to children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). The initiative aims at raising awareness about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), a heart disorder of significant impact in childrenand the need for all of us
to come together to give a gift of life to children, from the underprivileged homes, who can ill afford the resource- intensive treatment and may lose their chance to live.

In India alone, 300K children are born with CHD and 25% seldom live beyond the age of one.Of these, about one-fifth are likely to have serious defect, requiring an intervention in the first year of life. With rapid advances in diagnosis and treatment of CHD, vast majority of children born with CHD in high-income countries reach adulthood. However, this is not the case for children born in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) such as India, where such
advanced care is not accessible for all children.

The estimated number of children born with CHD every year in India, is posing a tremendous challenge for the families, society and health care system. The tournament is conceptualized in a hybrid format, where golfers can play at a Golf
course of their choice over 9/18 holes from April 14th to 25th 2021.

The 12- day tournament launches at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club on April 14th 2021which will then be
followed by Prize Announcement &Gala Dinner on April 28th 2021.

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