The 11th Annual Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary Golf Scramble, held on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at Belmont Hills Country Club, served a dual purpose. This golf scramble is held each year to serve as a community outreach event for the hospital and a fundraiser for the Auxiliary organization. The Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary is instrumental in the purchase of medical equipment used in direct patient care at the hospital.
There are more than 117,000 Americans, including 3,400 Ohioans, who are waiting for a second chance at life through transplantation. This years Golf Scramble was used as a venue to raise awareness about the need for organ donation. Right now, only 55 percent of Ohioans have registered as donors. Because of the lack of donors, 18 men, women and children die each day in the U.S. because an organ transplant didnt come in time. The Golf Scramble sought to share key facts about donation. Each golfer received an informational brochure, as well as a Donate Life bracelet. Key facts on donation were posted around the golf course.
Participating in this years Scramble was a team representing Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Agency (LOOP). Team members, golfing on behalf of Amanda Rosepapa, were grandmother Goldie Rogers, uncle Bill Rogers, aunt Anita Day, and uncle Charles Day. Amanda lost her life in June 2011 as the result of a tragic accident; however, because Amanda had made her wishes known, she became an organ donor, positively impacting the lives of over 50 people.
For more information on organ and tissue donation, please contact Peggy Douglass, Barnesville Hospital, at 1-740-425-5158 or Lifeline of Ohio at 1-800-525-5667.