When celebrities like NFL pro athletes Robert Bailey and Adewale Ogunleye hit the links on March 29th 2013, they will be swinging with a greater good in mind. The annual celebrity golf tournament raises funds for a variety of programs at Community Health of South Florida, Inc.
“I am so proud to be a part of this fundraiser,” said Bailey. “It helps to remind us all that health care should not be a luxury. The work that CHI does is nothing short of game changing in the lives of thousands of people.”
For all too many South Floridians, access to quality healthcare seems unaffordable. Yet there is a place that is a beacon of hope for the uninsured and underinsured. For 42 years, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. has been providing medical care to those who would otherwise go without doctor’s visits, medication and life saving treatments. The majority of CHI patients do not have the resources to pay for medical care. With nearly 300,000 patient visits in 2012, CHI is a neighborhood resource that gives and goes beyond the call of duty. Its comprehensive medical services offer a wide array of care under one roof: family medicine, pediatrics, OB-Gyn, Radiology, Pharmacy, Dental, Mental Health, Vision and much more.
In a couple months CHI is hoping to break ground on a new Children’s Crisis Center in Homestead. The Center would specialize in treating children who have been victimized by abuse and kids with psychological issues. Right now there is no such place in the South Dade area.
“This is a resource that the community can no longer afford to go without,” said Brodes Hartley, CEO and President of CHI. “The children’s crisis center is a sanctuary to heal these young fragile lives and put them on the path for success.”
CHI has seven convenient locations throughout South Dade and is also expanding into three new health care centers, creating a coverage area that stretches from the Florida Keys to Coconut Grove.
The celebrity golf tournament will tee off at 1pm at Shula’s Golf Club 7601 Miami Lakes Dr. on Friday March 29th, 2013.