NEMHS Foundation Hosts Golf Tournament
With the help of sponsors and participants, the Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation held a very successful 23rd annual golf tournament at the Wolf Point Airport Golf Club on Saturday, June 29.
Throughout the sun-filled day, golfers enjoyed a chance to win cash at each of the 18 holes that were sponsored by supportive individuals and local businesses. New this year was a “Split the Pot Raffle” which were two different 50/50 drawings. Laurie Fox won the smaller pot for $260 and Pat Brunelle won the larger pot of $560.
In March, an event sponsorship grant was written by the foundation to Opportunity Bank. The $1,000 grant contribution was awarded.
“Our tournament this year was a huge success as we had a great turnout,” said Rodney Paulson, chairman of the NEMHS Charitable Foundation. “We as a foundation would not be able to continue our support of NEMHS/Faith Home without the faithful community and event sponsors. Despite everything going on right now, the community came out to support the event and it was a great thing to see!”
Golf tournament overall teams and winners were: First-place gross with a score of 64: Stuart Lawrence, Steve Archabault, Frank Crantz and Noah Lawrence.
Second-place gross, score of 65: Taylor Hanks, Calvin Kemmis, Andy Newton and Kevin Schindler.
First-place net with a score of 49.63: Wilford Lambert, Rena Lambert, Dennis Four Bear and Ashley Porras.
Second-place net, score of 49.82: Pat Brunelle, Hailey Brunelle, Sammy Brunelle and Marty Reum.
Third-place net, score of 50.45: Arnie Bighorn, Judy Ogle, Logan Young and dale Decoteau.
Fourth-place net, score of 51.59: Gary Sadler, Jason Frederick, Nathelle Frederick and Mia Frederick.
Wildcard winners: Jack Stensland, Rosie Kurokawa, Punky Kurokawa and Aaron Kurokawa.
The money raised from the golf tournament, donations and drawings helps the NEMHS Charitable Foundation towards their pledged goal of raising money for a new 3D Mammography machine. The new unit will be the state of the art Hologic 3D Mammography ™ technology called Selenia Dimensions and will have straight and curved paddles. A 3D mammogram is an imaging test that combines multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast that radiologists can rotate, spin and scroll through.
Through early detection with mammograms and selfexams, breast cancer is highly treatable in most cases. The American Cancer Society states that in the state of Montana there will be an estimate of 960 new cases of breast cancer in 2020.
The new mammography machine is currently being installed at NEMHS - Trinity Hospital and will be ready for screenings by July 9.