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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Hospice golf tourney to honor late co-founder

DULUTH — Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH), a general inpatient hospice center located in Duluth, is dedicating its 13th Annual Golf Classic in loving memory of PCH co-founder, William N. "Bill" Todd, Sr., who passed away on Jan. 22, 2013.

"Bill and his wife, Martha, have devoted the past 14 years to this vital Hospice Ministry that has served over 8,000 patients throughout the Southeast with life-limiting illnesses. In addition to being the PCH Board co-chairs, they also co-chaired the annual PCH Golf Classic and Gala campaigns, raising significant funds that have benefited patients and their families," said Anne Mancini, Vice President of Operations at PCH. "With the loss of Bill so poignant with the multitudes of friends and family members throughout Georgia, Martha continues in Bill's stead to serve as PCH Board chairman and chairman of the campaigns,"

This year's Golf Classic, scheduled for Oct. 22 at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek, occurs on the 13th anniversary of PCH. The Honorary Chairman of the tournament is Dewey McClain, former Atlanta Falcons and United States Football League (USFL) player. McClain is currently the president of the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council. He recently announced his candidacy for Georgia State House District 100 in Gwinnett County.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, warm-up at the range, and lunch. The tournament, in the format of select drive, two best balls of the foursome, will begin at 1 p.m. Golfers will enjoy an “After-Golf Par-tee” to enjoy wines, an array of hors d'oeuvres, a live auction of spectacular items, and a vast selection of prizes and giveaways.

For additional information, visit www.peachtreechristianhospice.com/golf, or contact Anne Mancini at amancini@peachtreechristianhospice.com or 770-403-4581.

People Helping People is a publication of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services. For more information contact Ellen Gerstein - ellen@gwinnettcoalition.org or at 770-995-3339.