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Deaconess Classic



The Event

The Deaconess Classic for Women's Health is a volunteer-led women's golf tournament committed to increasing awareness of women's health and the importance of early detection. Proceeds from this unique event provide financial resources to support the education, prevention and treatment in the Tri-State of diseases that threaten the lives of women everywhere.

The Cause

Thanks to the caring and generous people of the Tri-State and our supporters, the Deaconess Classic for Women's Health has accumulated proceeds of over $1,700,000. This money has helped do the following:

Provide over 9,000 mammograms and pelvic ultrasounds for women in need in the Tri-State area.

  • Purchase a stereotactic breast biopsy system. If a lesion is detected on a mammogram, a stereotactic breast biopsy provides a less invasive procedure than a surgical breast biopsy. It is a less painful, quicker outpatient procedure.
  • Provide ongoing support for a national breast cancer research trial performed at Deaconess Hospital.

All proceeds stay in the Tri-State region to fund services, education and research for women’s health issues.

Another Deaconess First

With the opening of the Deaconess Cancer Center in 1984, Deaconess Hospital became the first area hospital to recognize the special needs of cancer patients and their families. Today, the Deaconess Cancer Care Program remains the area's largest cancer treatment program.

LPGA Support

Since our first Deaconess Classic for Women’s Health in 1995, we have been fortunate to have the support of many LPGA players.

List of LPGA players who have taken part in the Deaconess Classic for Women’s Health:

2014: Lizette Salas
2013: Pernilla Lindberg
2012: Paige Mackenzie
2011: Allison Fouch
2010: Amanda Blumenherst
2009: Nancy Lopez
2008: Suzy Whaley
2007: Carin Koch
2006: Val Skinner
2005: Emilee Klein
2004: Laura Baugh
2003: Leta Lindley
2002: Laura Diaz
2001: Shelley Hamlin
2000: Donna Andrews
1998: Kathy Whitworth
1997: Juli Inkster
1996: Betsy King
1995: Michelle McGann