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UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Golf Tournaments Aims To Raise Funds for UPMC Central Pa. Patients and Communities In Need

June 06, 2022

UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Golf Tournaments Aims To Raise Funds for UPMC Central Pa. Patients and Communities In Need

Harrisburg, PA. (June 6, 2022) - Join the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation for three exciting and philanthropic golf outings this summer. The 31st Annual Fredricksen Golf Tournament at Hershey Country Club on June 20, 2022, the 2nd Annual Charming Golf Event on June 28, 2022, at Hanover Country Club, and the 34th Annual Hanover Golf Tournament at Hanover Country Club on August 19, 2022.

The Foundation’s largest fundraiser, the Fredricksen Golf Tournament boasts attendees ranging from corporate professionals and board members to vendors and members of the community. This golf tournament is open to men, women, and mixed foursomes. The Fredricksen Golf Tournament's focus this year is to expand oncology services and programs for patients at all the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers in Central PA. Services like genetic testing and counseling, transportation assistance, cooling caps and treatment, financial assistance for medications, clinical trial participation, prehab and rehab services for pain management, and lymphedema. Funds will also help to grow our Integrative therapies including acupuncture, yoga, oncology massage, reiki treatments, and so much more. "As a Breast Surgeon and breast cancer survivor... I am passionate about the role Integrative therapies play during one's cancer treatment," said Dr. Katherine Barton, Director, Wellness and Integrative Oncology Breast Care Center at UPMC Central PA, Ortenzio Cancer Center.

Support UPMC Hanover cancer patients in need at the 2nd Annual Charming Golf Event on June 28, 2022, at Hanover Country Club. A non-competitive evening of ladies' 9-hole golf starting with a 5:30 p.m. evening shotgun start followed by a celebratory reception at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Farley Family Fund, started by the owners of Farley's Jewelers of Hanover Ernie and Brenda Farley. The decision to start the fund came about after matriarch Brenda Farley’s journey with breast cancer, and encouragement from her son Erik. “We wanted to give back to the community anything that we could and give back to support women’s health after we saw everything I had been through,” Brenda said.

The 34th Annual Hanover Golf Tournament will follow a shotgun format. Proceeds from this day of generosity and golf will support the Hanover Emergency Department Campaign and allow for renovations and enhancements to the hospital’s Emergency Department to further enhance the care of patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. "Behavioral Health illnesses transcend all barriers and will touch each of us in one manner or another. Whether it be you, your child, parent, friend, neighbor, or colleague, it's an underfunded, under-resourced, and misunderstood illness," said Donna Muller, VP of Finance at UPMC Hanover.

One of the main goals of this renovation is to accommodate the EmPath (Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, and Healing unit) model of care. EmPATH units report significant gains in results, safety, and patient satisfaction by combining the soothing, home-like, and supportive ambiance of a community crisis clinic with the ability to take even the most acute psychiatric patients. "Making sure that individuals in crisis have access to mental health resources can improve lives and communities," said Michael Hockenberry, Vice-President of Operations at UPMC Hanover. "The vision of UPMC is to create a model that ensures that every patient gets the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time."

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