4TH ANNUAL MIKE GUSTIN MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC

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Event Details
4th Annual Mike Gustin Memorial Golf Classic

EVENT TIMELINE

  • Registration: 10:30 am
  • Putting Contest: 10:30 am-5 pm
  • Raffle/Auction: 10:30 am-6:30 pm
  • Buffet Lunch: 10:30 am-12:15 pm
  • Shotgun Start: 12:15 pm SHARP
  • Cocktail Hour: 5 pm
  • Helicopter Drop: 6:30 pm
  • Dinner/Awards: 7 pm

PREFER TO PAY BY CHECK?

That's fine by us! Please email Laurie Sullivan at lauriesull@comcast.net and she will tell you the promo code to insert at checkout. Checks should be made out to The HeartBrothers Foundation and mailed to: Sullivan & Ford PC, ATT: Laurie Sullivan, 170 Water Street #32, Plymouth, MA 02360.

ALL PURCHASES

For all optionsgolfer spots, sponsorships, dinner tickets, golf balls for the helicopter drop, etc.please click the red REGISTRATION button on the main page and then select your choice from the list on the resulting page.

SPONSORSHIPS AT-A-GLANCE

For a full list of all Sponsorship Opportunities in one easy-to-read PDF, click the Sponsor Info button on the main page. 

RAFFLE & AUCTION ITEMS

We are seeking donated items for our raffle and auction (golf packages, vacation getaways, sporting events, sports memorabilia, etc.). Please contact Katie Gustin Gerstel if you would like to donate an item at katiegerstel@yahoo.com or 781-589-2826.

SUPPORT THE HEARTBROTHERS

General donations can also be made in any amount of your choosing by clicking the Donate Today button on the main event page. Every dollar counts. We thank you for your support and generosity. 

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When
Monday August 5th
10:00 AM
Where
Marshfield Country Club, Moraine Street, Marshfield, MA, USA
515 Moraine St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

About Mike
Michael Gustin Passed Away July 23, 2015

...at the age of 64 years old. Mike battled heart disease since 1996, when he went in for his first heart surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Throughout the years, he had many visits to the hospital, resulting in multiple surgeries, heart attacks, strokes, etc. It wasn’t until September 2014 that he was diagnosed with Heart Failure.

Mike was unable to stay home for more than a week...sometimes mere days. Calling for an ambulance was becoming the “norm” for the Gustins. Heart Failure was now beginning to diminish Mike’s quality of life and he needed to be hospitalized 24/7. Mike could no longer do what he loved tmost. He needed to stay for over two months on the most critically intensive floor--the Cardiomyopathy Center--at Tufts Medical Center. It wasn’t until then that Mike and his family were told he needed a new heart and there would be a lot of steps and challenges before he could be a recipient. During those difficult months, Mike’s family drove to the hospital daily and prayed...hoping for a miracle. Repeatedly they hoped the doctors could fix the problem, as they always did, and their beloved Mike would come home.

It was February 2015 that they were told the devastating news. Mike would not be a candidate for the LVAD and receiving a new heart was no longer a possibility. As devastated as Mike and his family were, they all decided to make Mike’s last wish a reality by bringing him home to be cared for by his family, Dr. Amanda Vest from Tufts MC, and South Shore visiting nurse, Jay Bates. Remarkably, against all odds, Mike stayed home without hospital visitations for almost 5 1/2 months before he passed.

Gustin family

During those difficult months, back-and-forth from the hospital, Mike’s daughter Laurie was blessed to meet Pat Sullivan. Pat, a heart transplant survivor and one of the founders of the HeartBrothers Foundation, met Laurie waiting for her car at the parking garage of Tufts MC. Pat immediately reached out, seeing the distressed look on her face. From that day forward, he was there to offer support for the family. Although Mike did not meet Pat, he knew of him and his eagerness to help in anyway he could...whether emotional, physical, or financial.

When Mike passed, the Gustins immediately knew where they needed to focus their energy. They could understand what these patients face on a day-to-day basis and what families are up against. When people think of Mike, they think of how generous and kind he was to everyone he met. One of Mike’s accomplishments was launching a celebrity golf tournament. This tournament still exists today, after 30 years, raising over $1.6 million dollars. Mike’s love for golf, and his acts of generosity and kindness over the years, led the Gustin family and the HeartBrothers to start the Annual Mike Gustin Golf Classic (in 2016) in memory of Mike.

Posted by HEART BROTHERS FOUNDATION INC





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