One hundred and twenty golfers recently participated in Family Health Medical Service's 16th annual "Home is Where the Heart Is" Golf Tournament. The event, held each year at the Chautauqua Golf Club, raises funds for Hospice and Palliative Care of Chautauqua County's Robert Maytum Memorial Endowment. The fund benefits individuals who need extra assistance with the expenses of end-of-life care not covered by insurance.
FHMS employees planned and staffed the tournament, which raised a record $14,517.50 this year. Many local businesses and individuals helped to support the event as tournament sponsors as well as donating prizes for auctions and raffles. Big raffle winners of the day were Tracy Ecker, who won a 42" flat-screened television and Jill Trusso, who received the "Barrel of Cheer".
The Scramble Format tournament began with lunch, which was donated by local businesses. Golfers enjoyed mostly sunny skies, but dodged a few raindrops before the finish. The foursome of Randy Henderson, Jack Voelker, Dick Redington and Dave Schuster placed first Overall for the day. Dan Rumfelt, Simon Knepshield, Mary Burns and Jeff Ribbing finished first in the Mixed Division and Becky Fardink, Pat Otander, Carolyn Murray and Brenda Martinson were first in the Ladies Division. The event was capped off by a catered dinner and awards ceremony.
Ron Sellers, President and CEO of Hospice and Palliative Care of Chautauqua County and Dr. Robert Berke, MD of Family Health Medical Services.
Hospice's Maytum Endowment has been the recipient of Family Health Medical Service's Community Giving Campaign for several years. The generosity of FHMS employees, who devote hundreds of hours to help produce the event each year is invaluable to Hospice's mission to provide specialized care and services for individuals and their families in the community who are dealing with life limiting and terminal illnesses. Their team-based approach attempts help those individuals live to the fullest extent possible until the end of life regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about Hospice programs and services call 716-338-0033.