Harnett County, N.C. (September 24, 2013) – The Harnett Health Foundation will host its 8th Annual Benefit Weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5. This year’s theme is “The Sky is the Limit.” The weekend’s events kick off with a golf tournament at Chicora Country Club on Friday, October 4 and conclude with an Annual Celebration on October 5. In addition, the Foundation is holding a raffle for a chance to win three outstanding prizes. Proceeds from these fundraising efforts will be used for a Women’s Imaging Center and a new CT Scanner.
“People may wonder why the Foundation is in existence and why we support Harnett Health through fundraising efforts,” said 2013 Harnett Health Foundation Board Chair, Cornelia T. Stewart.
Harnett Health President and CEO Ken Bryan continues, “Funding from the government and from private insurance programs provides essential health services, but do not cover everything. The Foundation’s role is to fill the remaining gap through fundraising, while also providing a personal touch for patients with extraordinary needs and while working to expand access to care for our community.”
Stewart remarks, “Our annual benefit weekend is an excellent opportunity for people in the community to express their support for Harnett Health, our local safety net healthcare system that provides care for people in our area. The Sky is the Limit on showing your support!”
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from the Foundation office by calling 910-892-1000 x4483 or from the front desk at both Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn and Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington. The drawing will take place during the Annual Celebration on October 5, and do you not need to be present to win. Three fantastic prizes will be raffled:
- Grand Prize: Custom E-Z-GO® golf cart
- Second Prize: 46″ Toshiba flat panel television
- Third Prize: $500 gift card
Teams of four will tee off at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 4 at Chicora Country Club with registration beginning at 9 a.m. To participate, please enroll online at www.HarnettHealth.org/benefitweekend or contact the Foundation office at 910-892-1000 x4483. Sponsorships for the tournament are still available. Call the Foundation office for more information.
This year’s Annual Celebration will be held at The Barrington House in Dunn. Guests are asked to dress in “tourist” attire based on their dream vacation destination. Festivities start at 7 p.m. and include food, music, dancing, a silent auction, and a “lively” live auction with amazing items such as a golf foursome to play THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at the prestigious TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
To purchase an Annual Celebration ticket, please register online at www.HarnettHealth.org/benefitweekend or contact the Foundation office at 910-892-1000 x4483. Sponsorships for the Annual Celebration are still available. Call the Foundation office for more information.
Thank you to our all our generous sponsors for supporting the Harnett Health Foundation! This year we have three sponsors who are supporting the Benefit Weekend at the highest sponsorship level – the Diamond sponsorship:
- Cornelia T. Stewart
- Machine & Welding Supply Company
- South River Electric Membership Corporation
You could win this custom E-Z-GO® golf cart! Purchase raffle tickets from the front desk at both Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn and Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington.
About Harnett Health
Harnett Health is a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Dunn, N.C. The system encompasses a network of facilities throughout Harnett and Johnston counties and has more than 265 credentialed providers and more than 1,000 employees. The system includes Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, N.C. with 101 beds and Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, N.C. with 50 private inpatient rooms. Services offered through Harnett Health include outpatient rehab/wellness centers in Benson, N.C., Dunn, N.C., and Lillington, N.C., and cardiac rehabilitation services, a breast care center, outpatient cardiac testing and a wound care center in Dunn, N.C. The healthcare system has six physician practices: Angier Medical Services, Coats Medical Services, Dunn Medical Services, Lillington Medical Services, Harnett OB/GYN and Premiere Pediatrics. It also has a Foundation focused on fundraising, providing a personal touch for patients with extraordinary needs, and working to expand access to care for our community. For more information, visit www.harnetthealth.org.