WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Katherine Anderson Society (KAS) will hold its fifth annual charity golf tournament on Friday, May 16, 2008, at the championship course at Tanglewood Park. KAS is an organization for the student body of Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Program.
KAS recently participated in the Share the Health fair with WFU medical students. The society also helped a local agency to prepare for World AIDS Day, and sponsored a local family during the holidays. A portion of the tournament proceeds will support future KAS community service projects as well as supplement the cost for students to attend the National Conference of the Academy of Physician Assistants in May 2008.
In addition, a portion of the event proceeds will go directly to the Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program. Amos Cottage provides an environment for children ages 3 through 7 who experience emotional or behavioral problems. The program is part of the WFU Health Sciences pediatrics department in the developmental and behavioral care unit.
The tournament will consist of a shot-gun start best-ball tournament, silent auction, raffle and dinner after the tournament. The cost of registration is $350 for a team of four. KAS is also seeking monetary donations and prizes for the silent auction and raffle. For more information please visit the tournament website at kasgolf.googlepages.com or contact KAS tournament organizer Mike Davanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carmen Parker, KAS administrative assistant at email@example.com.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.