Friday (Nov.) 13th turned out to be a GOOD luck day as neighbors at Oldfield raised more than $23,000 to help fund new 3-D mammography at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The community event, planned and presented by the Oldfield Womensʼ Golf Association, raised an historic amount for the fight against Breast Cancer. OWGA will present a check for the proceeds to the BMH Foundation shortly.
The all-day event began with a golf tournament. Players faced special challenge holes such as the one devised by Chris & Betsy Adams on #3, a “Drive for Cash” with our Golf Pros on #5 and #12 , and even a “lemonade” stand along the course. Every activity was an opportunity to raise money for the cause. The evening events featured a Lowcountry Boil Dinner and Live Auction. Speaking at the opening of the eveningʼs program, Beaufort Memorial Hospital CEO Richard Toomey noted the important role of community-based fundraising for Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation and breast cancer screening. Also in attendance was the Foundationʼs Executive Director, Alice Moss. Sports Club Director Mona Ward served as auctioneer and set a lively, competitive pace for the 40- plus items offered for bid, which included PGA event tickets, music and theater tickets, restaurant giftcards, catered parties, items donated by local Bluffton vendors, and beautiful artwork and items donated by neighbors.
“I have never been more proud of my community than I was tonight,” said Event Chair Lisa Smith. “So many people took up the cause and supported this effort in a huge way. Breast cancer seems to touch everyone whether personally or through family and friends, and it is no respecter of gender. It was gratifying to be part of the fight to diminish its effects on all of us. We have already begun to plan an even bigger, more inclusive event for NEXT October. We want everyone in the Oldfield family to feel a part of this: children, adults, golfers and non-golfers…neighbors of every interest group will want to participate in at least one of our fun events come next year!”
Thank you to Rich Hoag for the captured images.