(Ossining, NY) September 11, 2012 was a perfect late summer day to be outside and if you happen to be a golfer.
It probably ranked as one of 2012’s 10 best golf days and that’s exactly what the 72 people who participated in the annual Open Door Foundation Golf Outing thought.
Held at a private golf club in Bedford Hills, the event, which included a breakfast and buffet dinner, raised $106,000 for Open Door Family Medical Center, a federally qualified community health center.
“We couldn’t have asked for better weather, a better venue, or a more generous and enthusiastic crowd,” said Desta Lakew, Director of Development for Open Door Foundation. The money raised supports the Open Door Family Medical Center and programs that promote community health to under-served residents and those lacking access to health care.
About Open Door Family Medical Center
For 40 years, the federally qualified community health center has served a multi-cultural community and has provided top quality medical, dental care and social services to the Westchester community, particularly the economically disadvantaged. Open Door has four centers in Westchester located in Ossining, Port Chester, Mt. Kisco and Sleepy Hollow, and will open their first site in Putnam County in the Fall of 2012. In addition, Open Door operates five school-based health centers in Port Chester at The Edison Elementary School, Park Avenue School, Kennedy Magnet School, Port Chester Middle School and Port Chester High School. In 2011, 47,245 patients were treated at Open Door, making 208,622 patient visits. In the same year 14,520 children were treated. Funding for Open Door Family Medical Centers comes from local, state and federal grants as well as private foundations and individuals.