Burnt Pine Ladies Golf Association Raises Funds for Women’s Health Services at Sacred Heart

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November 09, 2018
Burnt Pine Ladies Golf Association Raises Funds for Women’s Health Services at Sacred Heart
 
Burnt Pine Ladies Golf Association (LGA) hosted a benefit tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at Burnt Pine Golf Club in Miramar Beach. Participants outfitted in pink golf attire came out to play and show their support of breast cancer awareness month. 
 
Just over 60 players participated in the tournament which raised $5,252 benefitting the Women’s Health Services Fund at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.  This fund helps provide free screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds for underserved women each year. Burnt Pine LGA consistently rallies for various causes and has provided support annually to those battling breast cancers since 2011.  
 
The tournament event was organized by Burnt Pine LGA committee members, Missy Assad and Vicki Connelly. Burnt Pine associates also helped with this event including; Golf Pro Dan Drake, Assistant Pro Cullen Petersen, GM Beth Sandlin and F&B manager Sharon Carson. 
 
After the tournament participants gathered in the clubhouse for a presentation of the proceeds to the Women’s Health Services at Sacred Heart Hospital. The funds were accepted by Janet Piepul, Major Gifts Director for the Sacred Heart Foundation and Missy Assad, Burnt Pine LGA President and hospital volunteer.
 
In 2017, more than 250,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has plans to increase their mammography screening capabilities by adding two new 3D Mammography imaging systems to the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center this year.
 
“The Women’s Health Services Fund has provided more than 9,800 women in our community with the needed financial support to obtain a free screening. This donation to the Women’s Services fund is important to the early detection of breast cancer when it is most treatable and the overall health of our community,” said Janet Piepul, Major Gifts Director for the Sacred Heart Foundation.
 
To qualify for the free screenings at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast through the Women Services Fund you must be between the ages of 40 to 65 and reside in either Okaloosa or Walton County. These special funds target the “working poor,” women who do not qualify for Medicare
or Medicaid but who cannot afford a screening exam. Women on Medicaid or Medicare already qualify for an annual screening mammogram.
 
For more information about free screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms or breast ultrasounds please contact the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast at (850) 278-3980 or the Sacred Heart Foundation at (850) 278-3700.
 
About Sacred Heart Health System
In Florida, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health based in Pensacola and St. Vincent’s HealthCare based in Jacksonville.  Together, Ascension operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, and they employ more than 10,000 associates. Across the region, Sacred Heart and St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2017, they provided $168 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.