Clinics Can Help tees off for much needed medical equipment
Clinics Can Help (CCH), a nonprofit that provides medical equipment to those in need, is hosting its inaugural golf tournament May16 at Atlantis Country Club in Palm Beach County. Funds raised from the event will be used for the organization’s main medical outreach Lending Closet program.
“The Clinics Can Help Lending Closet is available for children and adults in need of medical equipment,” said Owen O’Neill, executive director of CCH. “The items in the Lending Closet can truly make a difference in the healing, as well as the quality of life for individuals living with specific medical needs. We work each day to ensure equal access to care and equipment is provided for all - no matter the situation. Events such as this golf tournament help us to raise funds to further expand our mission and assist those in need.”
Golfer Dana Quigley will serve as honorary chairman for the tournament. Quigley originally became involved with the nonprofit when his son Devon was in need of medical equipment following a motor vehicle accident that left him severely injured.
Adam and Jennifer Gottlieb, along with their son Cole, will serve as family ambassadors. The Gottlieb family has used the Lending Closet program for 4-year-old Cole since he was 2. Cole was born with cerebral palsy, a permanent condition affecting control of his motor skills.
“Families like the Gottliebs are prime examples of the impact that Clinics Can Help can have to make life more accessible for those with an illness or disability,” continued O’Neill. “We are excited to honor them at our inaugural golf tournament and look forward to continuing to help thousands of families each year.”
CCH, currently the only nonprofit organization in Palm Beach County that collects and refurbishes medical equipment, assists more than1,500 individuals and dozens of organizations yearly through the donation of durable medical equipment and supplies.
The golf tournament will take place at Atlantis County Club and will give golfers the opportunity to spend the day on the rolling greens while enjoying the South Florida sunshine. Registration for the event begins at11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at1p.m. and an awards presentation and reception at 5 p.m. Prizes will be given for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive for both women and men. There will also be a special hole-in-one contest prize.
Tickets are $125 per player or $500 per foursome. Entry fee includes golf, range balls, driving range, practice and putting green, green and cart fees, goody bag, lunch, cocktail reception and awards ceremony.
For more information, call MaureenAshe at 561-640-2995 or email Maureen@Clinicscanhelp.org.
Donating wheelchairs and hospital beds to patients in 2005 was how local hospice nurse Owen O’Neill founded the grassroots organization. O’Neill and the community have since assisted more than1,400 clients by donating more than $600,000 worth of recycled medical equipment.
To arrange a loan of medical equipment, call CCHat 561-640-2995 or visit the West Palm Beach office at1550 Latham Road, Unit #10.
Rachel Fagan, 7, front, and Kathy Fagan