May 9, 2008

Drive for a Difference at Beavercreek Golf Club, May 16

WSU Medical Students invite the community to join them at the
5th Annual Golf Scramble to Benefit Reach Out of Montgomery County
Golf Scramble 2007 golf image, 2007 Golf Image, 2007

BEAVERCREEK, OHIO—"Drive for a Difference" began five years ago to benefit Reach Out of Montgomery County and also the Jacob P. Deerhake, M.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Medical students from Wright State's Boonshoft School of Medicine are holding the charity golf outing, Friday, May 16. The outing will be held at the Beavercreek Golf Club, 2800 New Germany-Trebein Road, Beavercreek, Ohio. The public is invited to attend.

The benefit begins at noon with a luncheon and check-in, followed by an 18-hole golf scramble at 1:30 p.m. The cost per person for the full slate of events is $75 for the general public and $65 for medical students (golf clubs/balls not included).

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 Boonshoft 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 to help at Reach Out clinics.

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