Making a difference in the lives of families through education and public awareness
of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and HCM to help save lives because... "Each Day is a Gift"
Derrick passed away from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest while playing basketball on June 27, 2004 from an undetected heart condition, Hypertrophic CardioMyopathy (HCM). He accomplished so much in his 36 years, leaving behind a loving wife, two young sons, and a long list of loving family members and cherished friends.One of Derrick’s greatest passions and hobbies was golf. In an effort to save lives and prevent future casualties of HCM to the greatest extent possible, the first annual "Derrick Faison Golf Tournament" was established and kicked off October 29, 2004. All proceeds of all annual events will go towards:
If we can save at least one life and help put kids through college, then it will definitely be worth the cause!This is something Derrick would have wanted. With this event, we can continue on where he left off while honoring his memory and helping save lives. For more information, please contact Regina Faison at Regina@derrickfaisonfoundation.org.
- Equipping at least 1 local school gym/community center per year with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- **To increase awareness of heart disease through early detection and screenings**