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2012 Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic
Angel Garden
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Issue: #7October/2012 



Happy Halloween!  The leaves are changing, cold weather is blowing in and it's time to set your clocks back (this Saturday!) Change is always happening at DeKalb Medical.  Below are several updates on the latest news in the Foundation! 

Playing a Round for Cancer
Annual Golf Tournament Raises over $145,000

The beautiful course at the Capital City Club Brookhaven was the site of the 18th Annual Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic. More than $145,000 was raised by more than 80 corporate sponsors. One hundred and thirty golfers enjoyed the sport and the comraderie of the day, despite the cold wind. Proceeds from the tournament will support DeKalb Medical's Cancer Center, which employs an interdisciplinary approach to offer our patients state-of-the-art therapies within a compassionate, individualized treatment plan.


DeKalb Medical President & CEO, John Shelton, keeps warm before the morning flight.  Pictured with Silver Birdie Sponsor, Brasfield & Gorrie.

A BIG THANK YOU to this year's sponsors!


Titanium Sponsor

 Bendin Sumrall & Ladner, LLC


Golden Eagle Sponsor

McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP


Awards Banquet Sponsor
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service

For a complete list of this year's sponsors, please visit the DeKalb Medical Foundation event page.
Angel Garden Memorial Service Held to Honor Lost Infants

DeKalb Medical recognizes National Infant Loss Awareness Month 


For the past seven years, DeKalb Medical has recognized National Perinatal and Infant Loss Awareness Month with an Angel Garden Memorial Service. The Angel Garden, located at Melwood Cemetery in Clarkston, is tended to by auxiliary volunteers, and master gardeners, Bob Briggs and Frank Barrett. This program is designed to allow parents of infants who have passed away to take part in a ceremony to help in the grieving process. When a pre-term infant is born, parents are offered the option to have their infant's ashes scattered in the Angel Garden.  


A Garden of Angels Memorial Service was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in remembrance of the little angels who have passed away in the last year. Family members were invited to plant a flower in the garden and receive a Precious Angel Baby Memorial Ornament, provided by the DeKalb Medical Auxiliary, to commemorate their loved one.


This year's service was featured in last week's issue of The Champion, a DeKalb County newspaper.  Read the full article here (p. 11a). 

Auxiliary volunteer, Bob Briggs, helps
parents to remember their lost one by planting a flower. 

Auxiliary Makes Donation to the Foundation

Check for $53,000 presented at Annual Banquet 


DeKalb Medical volunteers gathered on Tuesday, October 9th at Decatur First Baptist Church for this year's Annual Auxiliary Banquet. The Auxiliary presented a check in the amount of $53,011 to the DeKalb Medical Foundation from the proceeds of the Dogwood Gift Shop at our North Decatur campus.
2012-2013 Auxiliary Board
Additionally, the 2012-2013 Auxiliary Board were installed (pictured). Check out more photos from this year's event on the Foundation Facebook page.
Thank you to all our donors and volunteers that support our mission of strengthening the link between DeKalb Medical and the community we serve through communication, education, service and philanthropy. We are dedicated to improving the standard of health in our community by raising friends and funds for healthcare initiatives offered through DeKalb Medical.