Friends of Harlem Hospital Center braved the 90-plus degrees of summer Westchester heat to participate in their seventh annual golf tournament held at Elmwood Country Club in White Plains, N.Y.
This year, the proceeds of this charitable event will help upgrade and provide additional transport stretchers for the Central Harlem medical facility.
“Past fundraisers have raised money to help complete Harlem Hospital’s state of the art dental clinic and assisted in upgrading eye surgery equipment for the hospital’s ophthalmology department,” said Corwin Breeden, chairman and president of Friends of Harlem Hospital Center, and one of this year’s honorees.
“That’s just some of what we’ve done,” Breeden added as he talked about preventive care and serious community health issues.
If it had been any hotter on that Monday afternoon, they might have needed those transport stretchers on the greens of Elmwood’s grassy tract.
Seventy-two foursomes navigated the sun and hills of the suburban golf course to again benefit a great cause.
“This year’s first-place team members, Richard Turk, Robert Deangelis and Michael Boro were really good,” said the organization’s treasurer, Gerald S. Migdol, Esq. “They only needed a team of three to defeat the rest. They really knew this course.”
In second place was the team of Fred Edmonds, Rob Hackett, Christopher Walsh and Alex Balbona.
Finishing third was the team of Wesley Sands, Rudy Richmond, Philip Smith and Frank Laudadio.
Also honored this year were New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright, the Rev. Tawan W. Davis and Harlem Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Aubrey R. Clarke, for their work with the Friends of Harlem Hospital and their work to better the Harlem community.