The following blog post features a Baltimore Comcast Newsmakers interview with SC&H Capital Managing Director Christopher Helmrath, who discusses the importance of early intervention and education when it comes to heart disease.
Four years ago, SC&H Capital Managing Director Christopher Helmrath developed a staph infection that attacked his heart valves, which ultimately led to two open-heart surgeries in a short period of five weeks.
When he first contracted the infection, he thought it was merely the flu, but it turned out to be something much more dangerous.
This life-changing experience transformed his perspective, and has made him a tireless advocate for early intervention and education for people with heart issues.
“You can’t just take the smallest things for granted. It’s easy. Go get a blood test. Go get checked, and make sure it’s not something more than you think it is,” said Helmrath in the Baltimore Comcast Newsmakers interview.
Today, Christopher is a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association of the Greater Maryland Region, which is hosting its Heart Ball in February 2017. The event will celebrate life today and how we can collectively eradicate heart disease in the long term.
To learn more about SC&H Group’s passion for making a difference in the Baltimore community, please click here. In addition, to learn about how you can help the American Heart Association of the Greater Maryland Region advance its mission of early education and intervention, please contact Chris here.