Women's Healthcare Classic exceeds fundraising goal


Dearborn, Mich. – June – A picture perfect day greeted the more than 200 golfers who gathered ‘fore’ the 19th annual Women’s Healthcare Classic on June 13.

Proudly presented by Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates, P.C. proudly presented the Women’s Healthcare Classic which exceeded this year’s goal by generating more than $302,000 to support women’s programs throughout the Oakwood Healthcare System

“The proceeds from this event significantly help in responding to the needs of women who might not otherwise be able to receive programs and services that could change the quality of their life,” said Carla O’Malley, executive director of the Oakwood Foundation.

Those services include: mammograms and heart screenings, finding shelter and support for those victimized by domestic violence and providing counseling for a high risk pregnancy. A portion of proceeds will be directed to the endowment for needy women’s programs, too.

Oakwood was delighted to have Guy Gordon and Ashlee Baracy of WDIV Channel 4 emceeing the programs and sharing stories at the Dearborn Country Club and the Tournament Players Club. Local singing sensation Karen Newman got things going with a rousing rendition of the National Anthem and Judy Rankin, an LPGA golf pro and ESPN commentator, served as honorary chair of the event.

Because of the strong community support, physician dedication and Oakwood leadership, this event has generated more than $4.7 million in donations since it began in 1993, allowing Oakwood an opportunity to make a difference to someone’s mother, sister, wife, aunt, niece, or best friend.

To view photos of the event, click here. To watch a video, follow this link.

The plans for the 20th Anniversary are already in the works. 

CUTLINE: David Yates, MD, of Title Sponsor  Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates, P.C.; Ashlee Baracy of WDIV Detroit; Joe Diederich, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. and Bob Zakar, event co-chair along with his wife, Nancy Zakar (not pictured) celebrate the $302,000 raised through the annual Women's Healthcare Classic this year.

Take time to visit our main sponsors:
Title Sponsor:
Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates, P.C.

Tournament Sponsors:
CareerTech Solutions
Morrison Management Company

Educational Sponsors:
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Philips Medical Systems

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