Establishing the Bob and Corrine Frick Center for Heart Failure and Arrhythmia.
Bob Frick’s battle with heart disease started 30 years ago, with a heart attack. A decade later, heart disease took his brother’s life.
For Bob and his wife, Corrine, fighting back against a disease that remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is more than personal: it is their life’s work, and their legacy.
The Fricks have made a historic $18 million commitment to The Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center. And while their reasons for giving are rooted deeply in their own family, their gift is already saving the lives of strangers.
Bernie Frick was 60 years old when he died from sudden cardiac arrest. He suffered from an arrhythmia – an abnormal heart rhythm – and heart failure. The Fricks’ gift will establish the Bob and Corrine Frick Center for Heart Failure and Arrhythmia to study the intersection of the two diseases.
“This gift will help the Bernies of the world, as well as the Bernies of the world to come,” Corrine says. “Hopefully, instead of sudden death at 60 patients will be able to live a long, healthy, stress-free life knowing that the research has allowed researchers to detect an arrhythmia early and treat it.”