Contact: Debra Thompson
Director, RMH Corporate Communications
Members of the Lakeview Ladies Golf Association present a
check to RMH to benefit the Heart Check for Women program.
RMH team members pictured, front from left, include Teresa
Yoder, director, RMH Women’s Services, Sherrill Glanzer,
special gifts officer, RMH Foundation, and Yvonne Jarrels,
clinical specialist, Oncology Services; in back from left, Carmen
Moreno, RMH Heart Check interpreter, Helen Simmons, clinical
education coordinator, RMH Heart & Vascular Center, Maria
Hostetter, RMH Heart Check navigator, and Dave Grembi,
director, RMH Heart & Vascular Center.
The Lakeview Ladies Golf Association recently donated $3,821.51 to the RMH Foundation to be used for the RMH Women’s Heart Health program.
The money was raised through a “Red Tuesday” golf event held at the Lakeview Golf Club June 17.
“We feel like giving back to the community is a good cause,” said Susan Kruck, tournament chair. “Heart disease is the number one killer of women, but it often doesn’t get the same recognition and awareness. We hope to bring attention to this important issue and empower other women to receive education about their heart health.”
The club’s donation will help RMH provide free educational heart health screenings to patients of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic.
“The RMH Heart Check program is a unique educational service that has served over 700 women and 130 men over the past two years,” said Maria Hostetter, RMH Heart Check navigator. “Because of the generosity of the Lakeview Ladies Golf Association, we will be able to provide Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic patients with heart disease risk factor screening and education.”
The event included breakfast, a silent auction, prizes and free cholesterol and glucose screenings provided by RMH. A total of 42 players participated in the third annual golf tournament.
Since 2006, the Lakeview Ladies Golf Association has raised more than $6,300 for various needs at RMH.