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Heisinger Memorial Golf Tournament Raises More Than $12,000 for Hospice


Adventist Health Sonora Home Health and Hospice was presented with a check for more than $12,000 recently, representing the proceeds of the 10th Annual Dick Heisinger Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner.  The tournament, held this year at Sequoia Woods Golf and Country Club in Arnold on June 10, was started by Dick Heisinger of Arnold, and has since served as a memorial benefit for Dick and his wife Jackie, both of whom received Hospice care.  This year, the tournament saw 132 golfers, 86 sponsors donors, and 225 attendees at the dinner.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Heisinger family and those who have supported this tournament for 10 years,” says Kara Turpen, Adventist Health Sonora manager of philanthropy.  “The tournament has been a wonderful event that both honors its founders and gives assistance to Hospice patients and their families.”  Hospice volunteers assist in the planning stages, as well as on the day of the event.

The memorial tournament has been a labor of love for the Heisinger family.  “We have loved putting on the golf tournament all of these years,” says Heisinger family member Steve Bruneau.  “It’s especially great to be able to present a check for five figures to Hospice.  They help so many people; it feels good to help them.”  Bruneau says that from its inception in 2008, the memorial tournament has raised nearly $130,000 for Hospice. 

Adventist Health Sonora Home Health and Hospice serves more than 300 patients and makes over 5,000 patient visits annually.