Earlier this month, celebrities and guests joined the Brigham’s Erin McDonough, MBA, senior vice president and chief communication officer, and her brother, ESPN’s Sean McDonough, for the annual Sean McDonough Celebrity Golf Classic to support cardiac amyloidosis research at the Brigham. Their father, legendary Boston Globe columnist Will McDonough, died suddenly of the heart condition in 2003. Cardiac amyloidosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal protein to build up in the heart tissue. These deposits can accumulate over time and result in serious complications, including heart failure.
The two-day event kicked off with a celebrity draw party, where guests learned the name of the celebrity they’d be golfing with in the tournament. Celebrity players included sports analyst and retired basketball player Charles Barkley, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. The tournament was held at Boston Golf Club in Hingham.