The annual Richmond Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament raised more than $100,000 in support of medical professionals, patients and a new prostate cancer surgical procedure yesterday.
The Fund-A-Need segment of the tournament was dedicated to the purchase of new minimally invasive surgical (MIS) equipment to allow for a new prostate cancer procedure, laparoscopic radical prostatectomies, as well as selective renal cancer surgeries at Richmond Hospital.
Due to record time sales and the overwhelming support from the community, the foundation plans to increase the number of sponsorship opportunities for the 2013 tournament, according to Meixner.
For 25 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised more than $40 million to help purchase vital medical equipment, improve patient care programs and upgrade facilities at Richmond Hospital.
PLAYGROUND PLANS SWING INTO GEAR
Richmond Society for Community Living raised more than $150,000 for a new outdoor space at the Caring Place, according to executive director Janice Barr.
As part of Youth Connections - an outofschool program designed for young people with disabilities - the innovative outdoor space will serve as a social meeting place for children and teens in the program, provide recreational, creative and meditative experiences.
The goal is to create both active and passive areas with a wide variety of sensory experiences.