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2009 Mercy~Chafty Memorial Golf Outing Raises $52,000 to Support Programs 09/11/2009
Port Huron, MI…The St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2009 Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Outing raised nearly $52,000 to support local programs including the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center.
Through the support of community members and an outstanding Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Committee, monies raised from this year’s event will go to financially support the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health, which provides free medical care and services to St. Clair County residents 18 to 64 years of age, who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care.
The Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health is cosponsored by the St. Clair County Medical Society and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, a not-for-profit, community-based hospital; and is funded in part by the United Way of St. Clair County. Each year, the clinic provides for more than 3,000 patient visits and is staffed by community and physician volunteers. As the community continues to experience economic decline, more and more residents seek the support of the Peoples’ Clinic to meet basic health care needs.
In addition to the clinic, funds raised through the event are also used to benefit the Mercy Regional Cancer Center. The expense of providing high-tech cancer care and treatment requires constant financial reinvestment. These monies will be used to support the types of treatment patients expect and need from a quality cancer program. St. Joseph Mercy is dedicated to improving the health of the Blue Water and Thumb Area by reinvesting “profits” back into the community through new technologies, vital health services and access for all.
Held in August 2009, St. Joseph Mercy Foundation would like to extend its gratitude to those sponsors that made the event such a success. Top sponsors include:
Title Sponsor: Citizens First Foundation
• Dinner Sponsor: David & Denise Hall and The Chafty Family
Diamond Sponsors: Physician Healthcare Network, PC; Ann & Peter Karadjoff; the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO); St. Joseph Mercy Medical Staff; and Tri-Hospital MRI Center.
Gold Sponsors: Lynn and Randy Burgett; St. Clair Surgical Group, PC; Rob and Carol Gunn; Dr. Nick & Donna Reina; Cardiology Associates of Port Huron, PC; Stephenson Electric Company; Diversified Investment Advisors; Karen & Scott Harris; and X-Ray Associates of Port Huron, PC.
For more information regarding St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation, visit us online at: mymercy.us. For a referral to a St. Joseph Mercy physician, call toll-free 1(888) MERCYME.
The Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Outing held in August 2009 at Port Huron Golf Club was a terrific success thanks to the support of more than 120 golfers, including (from left to right) Zubin Bhesania, MD, of Port Huron; Robert Camara, DO, of Port Huron; Glenn Betrus, MD, of Fort Gratiot; and Maurizio Mirabelli, DDS, of Port Huron. Nearly $52,000 was raised from the event that is designed to benefit the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center. Sponsored by the St. Clair County Medical Society and St. Joseph Mercy, a not-for-profit hospital, the clinic provides free medical care to those in the community who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care. The award-winning Mercy Regional Cancer Center provides the most comprehensive array of cancer care services in St. Clair County and surrounding communities.