In a heartbeat, Kori Clausen’s world turned upside down. Her husband died as the two relaxed together on vacation. They had promised themselves heart screenings at age 40 to detect any cardiac issues, but time passed and at 44, Clint Clausen was gone and Kori was left to run their Four Daughters Kitchen Manhattan Beach restaurant, continue her yoga instruction business and, most importantly, to raise their four daughters, on her own. She’s doing all that 16 months later and working vigorously to make sure no one else suffers such a loss to a treatable heart condition. On Tuesday, Kori and her daughters will present an $11,000 check to Providence Little Company of Mary to provide comprehensive heart screenings at three South Bay locations to those who might not be able to afford the $250 life-saving testing. The money – which will fund 44 tests in the name of 44-year-old Clint Clausen – was raised at the recent second annual Clint Clausen4DK Fours Volleyball Tournament she coordinated to raise funding for her new cause as well as to save for her daughters’ educations.
Where: Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Third floor waiting room
When: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Providence Little Company of Mary honors Kori Clausen and her girls for their determination to encourage heart screenings. Our medical centers in Torrance and San Pedro offer an Advanced Healthy Heart Screening that includes an EKG and blood work, an echocardiogram to view the heart’s valves and chambers, a carotid artery screening, an abdominal aortic screening to check for aneurysm and an ankle check to look for peripheral arterial disease or in the leg. The screenings are valued at $1,500, but cost just $250. Thanks to Kori’s campaign, the screenings are booked through the end of the year.