Allegiance Health Receives Donation from the 38th Annual Tony Open
Allegiance Health was pleased to be the recipient of $31,000 in proceeds from the 38th annual Tony Open golf outing, which took place at the Country Club of Jackson in July. Allegiance will use this year’s proceeds to provide 200 lung screenings to those who are identified as higher-risk for lung cancer.
Executive Director of Cardiovascular and Neuromusculoskeletal Services Karen Yacobucci said, “Lung screens are often covered by insurance; however, those without insurance frequently do not seek routine or early screens that could identify cancer in its early stages. It’s our intent that these screenings would identify cancer when it is most treatable, thereby save lives in our community.”
Allegiance Health Foundation president Chad Noble was honored to accept the donation on behalf of the health system. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of the Tony Open,” Noble said. “Both of our organizations are passionate about making cancer screenings and care available close to home. Allegiance Health views this gift as an affirmation of our efforts, as well as an encouragement to do even more for our community.”
In 2013, with the support of the American Cancer Society, the Tony Open became its own Jackson-based 501 (c) 3 charity. This will allow the organization to have greater flexibility in its mission to support the promotion of cancer research.