The 48th and Final Memorial
The longest-running golf tournament in NJ is playing its final round!
In 1968, we began as a simple golf outing known as the Heart Tournament. During the last 47 years as the longest-running American Heart Association event in New Jersey, the tournament has grown in size and spirit and is now known as the Annual Elkis-Love Memorial Golf Tournament in honor and memory of two volunteers, Nancy Elkis and Jack Love, who realized early on the devastating impact cardiovascular diseases and stroke can have on families and loved ones.
For 22 years, Nancy Elkis was the driving force behind this annual golf tournament. Her exemplary service and indelible spirit brought this tournament to a new level within the community. She enlisted the help of family friend Jack W.P. Love, M.D., a physician dedicated to patient care in his community and Founding Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital (now known as Inspira Medical Center Woodbury). Together, Nancy and Jack rallied behind the American Heart Association’s battle against heart disease and stroke, which remain the No. 1 and No. 4 annual killers of Americans.
The American Heart Association’s aggressive national goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. To achieve this, the association’s community programs, educational resources and legislative initiatives are targeted to protect the public’s health and to help Americans identify and adopt healthier lifestyle choices.
Join us in support of the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We urge you and your friends to join this year’s tournament to honor the memories of Nancy Elkis and Jack Love while advancing the mission of the American Heart Association.
With Heartfelt Thanks,
The Tournament Committee
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