On the Calendar

‘Heroes in Healthcare’ Exhibit

Through Jan. 24: The Springfield Museums will present “Heroes in Healthcare: Celebrating Springfield’s Medical Community” at the Wood Museum of Springfield History through Jan. 24, 2021.

From the Civil War through present day, doctors and nurses, public-health employees, social workers, and philanthropists have contributed significantly to improving the health of this community with their skills, compassion, and vision. This exhibit examines that history in Springfield. As stewards of the Baystate Medical Center archives, including materials from its Training School for Nurses, museum staff were able to gather a rich history of healthcare in Springfield.

The Visiting Nurses Assoc. archives are also held at the Wood Museum. Exhibit organizers delved into that collection to share remarkable stories of how visiting nurses traveled to the homes of people of all economic backgrounds to not only treat disease, but also to offer wellness training, childcare advice, and, often, a sympathetic ear.

With the World Health Organization’s declaration of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the museums dedicate a part of this exhibit to specifically celebrating the city’s nurses. The museums will also present a Wall of Healthcare Heroes to honor the courageous and dedicated work of area hospitals’ frontline responders.

The Springfield Museums are also grateful for the assistance of Mercy Medical Center and the archives of the Sisters of Providence in documenting the history of their organization.

Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament

Aug. 17: TommyCar Auto Group announced that its 12th annual Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. Money raised supports neuro-oncology research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since its inception, this annual golf tournament has raised more than $1 million.

The scramble-style tournament features a ‘Tee Off Against Cancer’ shotgun start. Players will enjoy 18 holes of golf and exciting on-course activities. Sponsorship packages range from $50 to $15,000, and foursomes start at $1,250.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register a foursome, visit tomcosenzidrivingforthecure.com. Volunteers and sponsors can also contact Gayle Bover at (413) 341-1917 or tomcosenzidrivingforthecure@gmail.com.

Children’s Study Home Golf Fundraiser

Aug. 20: The Children’s Study Home will present its 32nd annual Excel Golf Tournament at a new venue, the Country Club of Wilbraham. Registration and brunch will begin at 9:30 a.m, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

Kara Wolters, Olympic gold medalist, NCAA champion, and WNBA champion, will speak at the tournament. She will bring her Olympic gold medal to take photos with the golf participants during cocktail hour at 4:30 p.m., followed by her speaking engagement during dinner at 5 p.m.

In supporting this year’s tournament, sponsors and participants will provide the opportunity for the Children’s Study Home to build a new pavilion behind the Administration building at 44 Sherman St. in Springfield.

Visit studyhome.salsalabs.org/excelopengolf2020/index.html for additional tournament information. For more information, contact Colleen Callan at (413) 636-3085 or ccallan@studyhome.org.

Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament to Benefit the United Arc

Aug. 21: The Greenfield Knights of Columbus Council #133 will host its seventh annual charity golf tournament at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. This year, the Greenfield Council #133 recognizes the United Arc as its tournament partner.

The event will be an 18 hole, four-person scramble with tee advantages for senior golfers. The entry fee of $125 per person includes greens fees, carts, use of the practice range, and prizes for the winners. A $35 gift card will be given to all golfers, which can be used at any time for meals, merchandise, or golf-related items.

Raffle tickets will be sold, with prizes including a three-day Cape Cod vacation, a sports package, golf certificates, a ‘mystery box’ provided by the United Arc, restaurant certificates, auto packages, and much more. A hole-in-one contest will offer a chance to win a new car or other significant prizes.

In addition to the United Arc, the proceeds from the event will be used to fund a number of Council #133’s worthy causes in Greenfield and Franklin County, including the Pan Mass Challenge, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Wheeling for Healing, Farren Hospital’s Gift of Light, the Greenfield Homeless Shelter, monthly community meals, high-school scholarships, honoring veterans on Memorial Day and having Wreaths Across America wreaths placed on graves at Christmas, several youth sports programs, and more.

To sign up or for more information, call Lou Grader at (413) 774-2848, Dan Arsenault at (413) 774-5258, Bob Wanczyk at (413) 774-2465, Paul Doran at (413) 522-1800, or Joe Ruscio at (413) 768-9876.

NAMI Western Mass. Virtual Walkathon

Aug. 23: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts will hold its 20th annual walkathon and virtual celebration, “A Journey of Hope and Recovery,” starting at 11 a.m.

The event is suitable for all ages and abilities and will directly benefit NAMI Western Massachusetts’ continuing efforts to help improve the lives of those individuals living with mental-health conditions and their families. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental-health organization, providing advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Among the festivities will be guest speakers, arts, activities, peer videos, and raffles. For further information, call (413) 786-9139, or visit www.namiwm.org/events for entry and sponsorship forms.

Golf FORE Health Tournament

Sept. 14-15: The 31st annual Golf FORE Health Tournament, Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s only major fundraising event, will be held at the Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston.

COVID-19 has altered every aspect of people’s personal and professional lives. Today, the need for support for the local hospital is greater than ever, and many businesses have reached out asking how to help Cooley Dickinson care for its patients and our community.

This year’s tournament will be played in a social-distancing format with tee times every 10 minutes starting at 8 a.m., and will now be played over two days and adhere to all current Massachusetts COVID-19 golf guidelines. Each team will play on one of the two days. This means the annual post-event banquet will not take place, but organizers say they have been able to incorporate some exciting new tournament additions and give sponsors the greatest amount of exposure. The lead platinum sponsors are bankESB and MJ Moran Inc.

To secure a team or to sponsor the event, visit www.cooleydickinson.org/golf. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Margolis at jbmargolis@cooleydickinson.org or (413) 582-2255.

Virtual CARe Forum

Sept. 21: The eighth annual Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe) Forum, hosted by the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution Following Medical Injury (MACRMI), will he held virtually from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a half-hour of questions and implementation consults.

This year’s virtual forum will include keynote expert panels “Perspectives from the Field” and “Addressing CARe Barriers,” with Dr. Evan Benjamin, chief medical officer at Ariadne Labs; Richard Boothman, communication and resolution pioneer and founder of Boothman Consulting Inc.; Barbara Fain, executive director of the Betsy Lehman Center; Patricia Folcarelli, vice president of the Silverman Institute for Quality and Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Dr. Doug Salvador, chief quality officer at Baystate Health.

The event will feature discussion of the latest data regarding CARe programs and national trends, and information on working with MACRMI to implement CARe at individual facilities. Register online at www.macrmi.info/forum2020 by Sept. 18.

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