For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2007

Fourth Annual "Drive for a Difference" at Beavercreek Golf Club

driver imageBEAVERCREEK, OHIO-Medical students from Wright State's Boonshoft School of Medicine are sponsoring a charity golf outing, Friday, May 18. The event will be held at the Beavercreek Golf Club, 2800 New Germany Trebein Road, Beavercreek, Ohio. The public is invited to attend, but pre-registration is required.

The benefit begins at noon for a luncheon and check-in, followed by an 18-hole golf scramble that begins at 1:30 p.m. The cost per person for the full slate of events is $75.00 (golf clubs/balls not included.)

The fourth annual "Drive for a Difference" will benefit Reach Out of Montgomery County and also the Jacob P. Deerhake, M.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund. Reach Out of Montgomery County is a 501-c(3) healthcare organization, founded in 1994 by leading medical institutions in the Miami Valley area: Wright State University School of Medicine, the Combined Health District, and the Montgomery County Medical Society. Using the assistance of volunteer physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, Reach Out provides free healthcare to the underserved and uninsured. A large number of Wright State's medical students volunteer their time at Reach Out clinics.

Jacob P. Deerhake, a classmate of the School of Medicine's Class of 2000 died at the age of 30 from a rare form of brain cancer. His class has established a memorial scholarship in his memory. Dr. Deerhake received numerous awards as a medical student and as an internal medicine resident and chief resident at the University of Michigan. It was set-up to provide financial support and encouragement for medical students at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine who reflect the strong values and moral character of Dr. Jacob Deerhake.

To register, complete the simple online form at www.med.wright.edu/driveforadifference or for more information call (937) 775-2972.