Holy Name Hospital MS Center To Hold 12th Annual Charity Golf & Tennis Invitational
Teaneck, NJ – Holy Name Hospital MS Center will hold its 12th Annual Charity Golf and Tennis Invitational on Monday, September 14, 2009 at the Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, New Jersey with all proceeds benefiting Holy Name Hospital MS Center patient care and research.
New this year, the outing will introduce tennis as an added activity to the golf event. Brett Massingham, PGA Pro Golfer, and Maggie Weder, USGA Women's Amateur, will serve as Co-Chairs for the event. Mr. Massingham and Ms. Weder, both Multiple Sclerosis patients, will offer group golf clinics throughout the day. Mr. Massingham gained national attention by becoming the only person with MS to qualify and compete in the PGA tour in 2002. Ms. Weder is not only an amateur golf champion who raises funds for the Holy Name Hospital MS Center year-round playing in various tournaments throughout the country, but she is also a decorated armed forces officer.
"I am thrilled to be able to co-chair the MS Center's 12th Annual Golf & Tennis Invitational," said Mr. Massingham. "The Holy Name Hospital MS Center provides a full range of healthcare and services to patients with MS and their families. I'm proud to be associated with a healthcare facility where patients and families always come first."
"I'm committed to the mission of the Holy Name Hospital MS Center," said Ms. Weder. "The dedication of the staff and the wonderful care they provide to patients and their families is an inspiration. As an MS patient, I know first-hand all the facets of living with this disease and therefore, I will continue to support the MS Center both professionally and personally."
Golf shotgun start is at 12:30, tennis will begin at 2 pm, and dinner/awards will begin at 5:30 pm. Tickets and sponsorship levels for golf, tennis and dinner are still available. For more information on the Golf & Tennis Outing or ways to support the Holy Name Hospital MS Center, contact Lisa Futterman at 201-837-0727 ext.3899 or email Futterman@holyname.org.
The MS Center at Holy Name Hospital is the only not-for-profit facility licensed by the State of New Jersey for the comprehensive treatment of multiple sclerosis. Today, the MS Center at Holy Name Hospital has become the premier provider of multiple sclerosis-related healthcare in New Jersey, offering a wide range of services to individuals with MS and their families, including diagnosis and testing, treatment, psychosocial support, education, and the opportunity to participate in research studies.
Holy Name Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital is now a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering leading-edge medical practice and technology, administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System brings further advantages to our Bergen County community, including access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.