Wednesday November 25th, 2015 8:29PM

NGMC foundation fund-raiser surpasses goal

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - John Nix and Martha Nesbitt, co-chairs of the 21st Annual Medical Center Open, announced at the 19th Hole Reception Thursday that this year's golf tournament raised $217,101, which surpassed the goal of $170,000. The tournament benefits My Sister's Place, and proceeds will pay for the remodel and expansion of a newly-acquired, 3,200 square-foot property to double the non-profit shelter's current capacity.

"We are thrilled to have surpassed our goal to help this worthy cause," says Nancy Colston, executive director of The Medical Center Foundation. "The remodel and expansion of the new, larger, multi-family facility will allow My Sister's Place to improve the lives of twice as many homeless women and their children by helping them overcome obstacles and directing them to a better path."

This year's Medical Center Open was held at Chicopee Woods Golf Course in memory of Woody Stewart, the late Gainesville attorney and faithful friend of Northeast Georgia Health System. Stewart served as chairman of The Medical Center Foundation for almost 15 years and helped raise more than $34 million for The Medical Center Foundation and other community health initiatives. As a trusted mentor, humble leader and devoted advocate for outreach, Stewart created a legacy of ambitious expectations and strength through partnerships that still inspires The Medical Center Foundation.

The 2012 Medical Center Open
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