Generosity on the Green
Generosity was displayed on the greens of the Fort Wayne Country Club during the Parkview Foundation's 23rd Annual Golf Classic. The event was a tremendous success with 244 community golfers, more than 60 sponsors, and over 45 volunteers joining together to ensure that the fundraiser event would once again reach its goals! Morning flight participants and sponsors warmed-up with breakfast and coffee before the golfers warmed-up their swing. Following lunch, the afternoon flight took to the fairways. And after the final stroke of the day, golfers, sponsors, and volunteers enjoyed dinner and laughs together in the clubhouse. This year, through the generous support of our community, we were able to raise more than $190,000, all of which will directly benefit those Parkview serves. Proceeds from the 2017 Parkview Foundation Golf Classic will continue to fund Parkview’s G-EO Robotic Gait Therapy System. Through the outstanding support provided by generous donors at the 2016 and the 2017 Golf Classics, Parkview was able to purchase the transformative G-EO Therapy System earlier this year. For individuals in need of advanced physical therapy, the G-EO technology allows patients to regain the ability to walk again in less time when compared with conventional approaches. G-EO technology represents the world’s most advanced robotic-assisted gait rehabilitation program. It provides realistic and accurate simulation of physiological gait patterns which allows patients to regain their independence in daily living. Throughout the Golf Classic were honored to host two Parkview Health G-EO therapy patients: Phil Reinoehl, the first patient to use the G-EO machine at Parkview Randallia, and Joshua Zahm, a young man who has already experienced vast improvement in his gait since he began using the device in July. Through Phil’s tenacity and hard work, along with the benefits the G-EO gives, he has achieved truly inspiring progress in his recovery. Both of these remarkable individuals remind us all that it is possible to improve our lives, one step at a time.
With deep gratitude, we are honored to express heart-felt thanks to all who invested their time and energy to ensure the success of this year’s event. Excellent care for every person Parkview serves continues to be made possible through the generosity of Parkview Foundation donors!