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Registration open for the golf tournament that’s making miracles

Date: 02/25/2019

GettyImages-527893734-PSTR-(1).jpgOn Friday, June 21, 2019, golfers are invited to come together at Hermon Meadow Golf Club with a common goal: to make sure sick kids get the lifesaving care they need right here in Maine. Registration is now open for the 2019 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Golf Classic, the tournament that supports children’s healthcare in our communities.

Proceeds fund care at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and the eight other Northern Light hospitals in Maine. Last year, the tournament helped make it possible for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Pediatric Sedation Unit to relocate to a larger, more convenient, kid-friendly space in the hospital. Pediatric Sedation reduces fear and anxiety for children who must remain still while undergoing a procedure or test and helps them stay comfortable during painful procedures.

The tournament helps kids like Ellie who benefitted from Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Pediatric Sedation Unit while being treated for cancer. Ellie was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind her eye at age four and endured six tough months of chemotherapy, but she never lost her smile and her will to fight. Today, Ellie is a happy, healthy, cancer-free nine-year-old.
 
“Kids in our region of Maine deserve to get the specialized care they need without having to travel to unfamiliar places far from family and friends,” says Kelly Pearson, director, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Our golfers come back year after year because they know they’re really making a difference.”

Players who register on or before Mary 21, 2019 will receive a $25 per person ($100 per team) discount. The registration fee covers green fees, cart rental, breakfast, snacks, and lunch after the tournament. The day will begin with a shotgun start at 9 am and wrap up with an award ceremony and silent auction. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third net and first gross. 

Tournament sponsorships are also available. To register for the tournament and to learn more, visit northernlighthealth.org/cmnhgolfclassic or call 207.973.5055.


About Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
For more than 30 years, supported by a generous community, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped sick kids get the highly specialized care they need by funding advanced technology, lifesaving equipment, and essential programs and services. More than $10 million has been raised since 1987 to improve children’s healthcare at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and eight other Northern Light hospitals.