On June 13, Karen Wilson Smithbauer and Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe & Assoc., PC will host the Women’s Health Care Classic.
Over the past 29 years, this event has raised over $7 million to benefit Women’s Health Services at Beaumont Hospitals in Dearborn, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne. In 2022, the Beaumont Health Foundation, with the honorary committee, hopes to add an additional $325,000 to these programs through the Women’s Health Care Classic.
The Women’s Health Care Classic is a two-course event with a women-only tournament at Dearborn Country Club and a men’s and women’s tournament at TPC Michigan. The event offers women and men from across Southeast Michigan the opportunity to enjoy a day of golf.
Highlights of the day include breakfast, the pro shop shopping experience, lunch, a cocktail and a rolling dinner. Additionally, golf pro Rick Smith will be on hand at TPC Michigan and LPGA golfer Sarah Burnham will be at Dearborn Country Club, giving advice to golfers and driving a pro-shot for each foursome.
For those attending the cocktail and dinner at the Dearborn Country Club, Beaumont will pay tribute to Jan and Jerry Fitzgerald for their outstanding generosity and support of multiple healthcare programs impacting the community. Jan is the founding chair of this event and Jerry is an important healthcare leader for the region.
“I have participated in the Women’s Health Care Classic for many years – both as a sponsor and a player,” said Donald Conn, MD, resident of Novi, president of title sponsor Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe & Associates, PC, and Honorary Co-Chair. “I know firsthand that the vital support funds raised at this event reach hundreds of women every year. I encourage others to join us for a fun afternoon that helps so many people.”
Funds raised at this event help fund more than 80 services for women – from state-of-the-art medical equipment to scholarships for uninsured and underinsured women so they can receive care services from the breast. Specific support is provided for transportation to and from appointments, wigs and headgear, educational materials, facility renovations and updates, endowments for ongoing caregiver education, and a health care program. nurse navigator.
“I have been a breast cancer survivor for 19 years, so I want to help other women through their difficult breast cancer journey,” said Karen Wilson Smithbauer, resident of Grosse Île, title sponsor and co-chair. honorary. “By providing the latest technology and equipment, we can have early detection of breast cancer with nurse navigators providing guidance every step of the way.