Holy Name Hospital's MS Center Raises $130,000 At Its Annual Golf And Tennis Invitational
The Holy Name Hospital MS Center recently held its 12th Annual Charity Golf and Tennis Invitational raising close to $130,000 towards patient care and research at the MS Center. The event, which was held at the Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, NJ, was a great success, gathering 75 golfers and 12 tennis players.
"Each year Holy Name Hospitals MS Center produces a wonderfully successful event raising funds to continue the critical work of the MS Center," said Kevin McCarthy, Vice President and Executive Director for the Holy Name Health Care Foundation. "The success of our annual outing is a direct measure of the commitment and generosity of our supporters. MS statistics are staggering with a diagnosis being made every hour. Holy Name Hospital is dedicated to continuing the fight against MS and to providing our patients with comprehensive care."
Brett Massingham, PGA Pro Golfer and Maggie Weder, USGA Womens Amateur, were co-chairs of this event. While Ms. Weder was touring, Lene Krog stepped in her place for Holy Name reading a touching letter from Ms. Weder during the dinners program. Both co-chairs are strong advocates on behalf of Holy Name Hospitals MS Center and continue to raise critical funds through this event as well as through their own personal efforts.
"2009 marks the 24th year that the Holy Name Hospital MS Center has been providing quality care to MS patients and their families," said Scott Guevin, Assistant Vice President at Holy Name Hospital. "The Center is the only non-profit, state licensed health care facility in northern New Jersey exclusively for the care of people with MS. It is our mission to deliver a fully comprehensive range of MS patient care and services, while investigators continue to conduct cutting-edge research."
The Holy Name Hospital MS Center is 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 through Holy Names Institute for Clinical Research.
The Holy Name Health Care Foundation is the philanthropic division of Holy Name Hospital, supporting the not-for-profit hospital in its commitment to provide outstanding healthcare throughout the community. As the fundraising arm for the hospital, the Foundation relies on the generosity of supporters to sustain its healing mission and to stay ahead of the curve with the latest advancements in medical technologies. It's no wonder the demand for our award-winning quality healthcare services continues to increase. You can help invest in the future of our community's health and well-being by making a donation to the Holy Name Health Care Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation, our events or to join our Founders Circle, visit www.holyname.org/foundation or call (201) 833-3187.
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.