JOLIET – Golfers attending the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Foundation’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Classic raised a record-breaking amount of funds $190,000 in gross revenue of to benefit the medical center’s Greatest Needs.
More than 250 golfers participated in the event (June 11) at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont.
This year’s event honored Dr. Mukund Komanduri with the Pandola-Lewis Award for his clinical leadership and many contributions to our community. Komanduri is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and serves as CEO and President of MK Orthopaedics: Surgery and Rehabilitation in Joliet and Bolingbrook.
Tournament Presenting Sponsors were Bear Construction, MK Orthopaedics and Dr. and Mrs. Alex and Pat Spadoni, along with Event Sponsors Jensen & Halstead and Kurtz Ambulance were among the many donors. Dr. Tom Burns chaired the event, and thanked his committee and more than 100 volunteers who helped make the event a success.
Funds raised from the Charity Classic Golf Outing may help support sophisticated and advanced care in pediatrics, heart care, critical care, emergency services, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopedic and rehabilitation, and women’s health. These funds may also be used for charity care to support the growing numbers of uninsured patients the medical center serves, continuing education for nursing staff or for new state-of-the-art equipment.