Golf Tourney raises funds for Cancer Resource Center
More than $20,000 was raised recently for the Gordon Cancer Resource Center following the 2008 Gordon Hospital Foundation Golf Classic.
According to Judy Jackson, director of development for the Gordon Hospital Foundation, the second annual event was held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville.
“We enjoyed terrific weather for this year’s Golf Classic,” Jackson said. “But more than anything we are celebrating the fact that more than $20,000 will be presented to the Gordon Cancer Resource Center as a result of this very enjoyable event.”
The Gordon Cancer Resource Center opened in February 2007 and serves as a place where patients and families can turn for cancer care and support services that they need during their battle against the disease.
Through the guidance of a nurse navigator, patients and family members will be led through their cancer care journey. This includes assisting families in finding credible cancer information, coordinating support groups and screenings, educating the community, and serving as a resource for patients, families, and physicians.
Support services housed in the Center include an Image Recovery Boutique, nutritionist and demo kitchen, library with computer kiosk, family conference room, and lymphedema therapy.
“Every individual facing cancer has unique and diverse needs,” says Amy Jordon, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer at Gordon Hospital.
“Through this center, we make a difference in the lives of those people by giving specific attention to each need, and delivering care with a holistic approach. This center is our first step toward a full-blown cancer center for our community.”
At the Golf Classic prizes were award to the top three teams in three flights. The first place teams were First Flight: Matt Oldham, Glenn Wilk, Doug Smith, and Michael Pierce; Second Flight: Josh Powers, Van Beckman, Jeff White, and Jeff Matukewicz; and Third Flight: Scott Gibbs, Cory Hinz, Webb Embry, and Will Gamble.
Other winners included: Longest Drive – Darren Pass and Derek McMillan; Closest to the Pin #8 – John Gossett; and Closest to the Pin #14 – Bruce Rollison.
“On behalf of the Gordon Hospital Foundation, I would like to thank all of our sponsors, participants, and volunteers,” Jackson said. “This event would not have been possible without you.”