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MedWest-Haywood and the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation hold successful 21st Annual Golf and Gala charity event

9/17/2012

MedWest-Haywood and the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation hold successful 21st Annual Golf and Gala charity event

Waynesville, N.C. – The 21st Annual Golf and Gala Charitable Classic was held August 28 and 29 at local Haywood County golf courses to benefit MedWest-Haywood through the HRMC Foundation.

Local residents and hospital supporters competed in five golf tournaments at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa, Maggie Valley Club, and Laurel Ridge Country Club. Sixteen golf teams qualified to compete in the championship golf tournament, which will be held at Balsam Mountain Preserve on Wednesday, September 26.

The gala, held at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa, was attended by over 400 guests, including 280 golfers, 55 volunteers, and many other supporters. Participants raised over $140,000, which will go toward new materials and equipment for MedWest-Haywood, the new Outpatient Care Center, and the proposed Hospice and Palliative Care Outreach Center.   The Outreach Center will be located near The Homestead, MedWest-Haywood’s new inpatient hospice facility, and will provide an area for staff and clergy to collaboratively manage patient care and family support.

At this year’s event the Foundation recognized Raymond Caldwell and his late wife, Jackee, as the 2012 HRMC Golf and Gala Volunteers of the Year. Raymond and his wife have sponsored, played, and volunteered at each tournament throughout the years.  

“The golf committee felt that Raymond and Jackee needed to be recognized for the tireless support and time they have volunteered over the last 21 years,” said Alan Machesney, co-chairman of the committee.

 At the Gala, Raymond accepted this award and commented that he would be turning 90 next April and he would be there to volunteer if his health permitted.  

The HRMC Foundation’s goal is to promote and administer charitable gifts for the advancement of MedWest-Haywood, and to assist in providing the highest quality healthcare for our community. Gifts and donations to the Foundation are gratefully accepted by mail at 262 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721. 

Visit www.medwesthealth.org/hrmc_foundation.aspx to learn more about the Foundation’s upcoming events.

Pictured: Men’s tournament – Bob Bahnsen, Beuford Shirley, Ron Becker, David Brown (left to right); Ladies’ Tournament – Teresa Liner, Alice Lance, Sarah Franquet, Peggy Arnold (left to right).

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