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Kaweah Delta links golf tournament to cancer care

Kaweah Delta links golf tournament to cancer care

31st Kaweah Delta Golf Classic set to raise funds for state-of-the-art brain cancer care 

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VISALIA – The great Bobby Jones once said that “golf is played on a five-and-a-half-inch course, the space between your ears.” The Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation is also hoping it can raise money to help those fighting to keep that space free from brain cancer. 

On Friday, Aug. 2, the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation will host its 31st annual Kaweah Delta Golf Classic at the Visalia Country Club.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the foundation’s “Mind Over Matter” campaign. Proceeds of this campaign will help fund the Brain Lab system, which will help provide life-saving technology for neurosurgery patients and patients in need of cancer treatment at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center. Throughout its life, the golf classic has helped Kaweah Delta fund the Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, the Acequia Wing, the da Vinci Surgical Robot, the helipad, the refurbishment of the labor and delivery department, and many other capital projects across the district.

The golf classic, which will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, is presented by the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation and the following major tournament sponsors: The Foundation for Medical Care of Tulare and Kings Counties, Inc. and Key Medical Group. Since its inception in 1988, the classic has become the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation’s premier fundraising event, raising more than $1.6 million for Kaweah Delta projects. The foundation, led by a volunteer board, was formed in 1979 to cultivate community philanthropy and support projects that facilitate the development of a safe, vibrant and healthy community.

To register for the golf classic, call 559-624-2359 or visit one.bidpal.net/kdgolf.

Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation was created in 1979 to help Kaweah Delta Health Care District achieve excellence in patient care through fundraising from the hospital family and the community. Since that time the nonprofit 501(c) (3) foundation, with its elected board of directors, has raised nearly $59 million in support of Kaweah Delta. The foundation raises funds through personal solicitation, grants, special events, direct mail, and social media appeals as well as through future, planned gifts such as bequests.

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