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Doctors Raising Money for Uninsured San Diegans at `Aces for Health’ Golf and Tennis Tournaments

March 27, 2017 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Solana Beach CA— Champions for Health, a local non-profit foundation affiliated with the San Diego County Medical Society, will host its fifth annual “Aces for Health,” a golf and tennis fundraising tournaments, on Monday, March 27, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. for golf and 1:30 p.m. for tennis. Cost to play golf is $300 per player. Cost to play tennis $75 per player. Cost to attend a reception and awards dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is $75 per person. For more information, visit www.AcesForHealth.org.

The Aces for Health fundraiser will feature more than 250 physicians and leaders in the local healthcare profession raising raise money for expenses associated with from life-changing, specialty surgeries provided pro bono by surgeons to low-income, uninsured San Diegans.

Proceeds from Aces for Health will benefit Project Access San Diego (PASD), the flagship program of Champions for Health. PASD links volunteer specialist doctors with low-income uninsured people who need healthcare services and cannot afford specialty surgeries. PASD relies on a network of volunteer physicians, hospitals, surgery centers and other ancillary health services. Since PASD began in 2008, donated care provided by PASD volunteers and healthcare providers has exceeded $13 million in value, according to Mandel, CEO.

“Aces for Health is a crucial revenue source for our Project Access program, which supports more than 800 uninsured patients each year,” says Barbara Mandel, CEO, Champions for Health. “We are grateful and encouraged by how the community continues to participate in this event and support our mission.”

The golf tournament will follow a scramble format, while tennis will be a round-robin tournament for all skill levels. Last year’s Aces for Health golf tournament sold out, netting $63,000 for PASD.

Champions for Health, formerly known as the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation, is a local nonprofit that facilitates pro bono medical care for low-income, uninsured San Diegans. Founded in 2005, Champions for Health offers several health improvement and prevention initiatives that improve community health and wellness, access to care for all and support for physicians through engaged volunteerism. In addition to PASD, other Champions for Health programs include free screenings for breast cancer, colorectal cancer and high blood pressure, along with flu immunizations, a speakers bureau and scholarships for medical students and residents planning to care for the medically underserved. For more information, visit www.ChampionsForHealth.org

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