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Funds will provide free
prostate cancer education, screenings and treatment for underinsured
August 8, 2014) –
The Curtis D.
Robinson Men’s Health Institute raised
$140,000 at the 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Tunxis
Plantation Country Club in Farmington, Aug. 7. The funds raised will support
community outreach efforts to provide free prostate cancer education,
screenings, and medical care of uninsured and underinsured men.
Tournament celebrity players included Honorary
Chairman Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, retired neurosurgeon and New York Times best-selling author; actor Clifton Davis, currently
starring on Broadway in Aladdin; sports broadcaster Joe D’Ambrosio; University
of Hartford Athletic Director, Anton Goff; and Alan Kalter, announcer for the
Late Show with David Letterman. A full field of golfers participated in the
Lead sponsors of the tournament included: LAZ
Parking, The Eric and Jessica Zachs Family Foundation, American Adjustment
Bureau, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin S. Carson, Leo and Irene Charette, Collins
Medical, Hartford Steam Boiler and Tribune Media, owners of the Hartford
Courant and FoxCT.
Working with community organizations, the Men’s Health Institute reaches out to underserved
community members by hosting educational programs and screenings at churches,
mosques and other institutions to inform
men and their families of the risk of prostate cancer.
Center’s mission is to address racial disparities in men’s health, particularly
in the areas of patient education, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of
men at risk for prostate cancer.
Pictured L-R: Event Co-Chair Alan Lazowski, LAZ Parking;
Saint Francis Care Foundation
President and Chief Development Officer E. Merritt McDonough, Jr.; Curtis D.
Robinson; Honorary Chairman Dr. Ben Carson; and Co-Chair Eric Zachs, The Eric and Jessica Zachs
About Saint Francis Care
Saint Francis Care is an
integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and
Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since
1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching
hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major
entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation
Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and
Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional
Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive
Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare
Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson
Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health
Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s
services are supported by a network of seven major Access Centers and eight
additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.