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Golfers in 16th Annual LGH Challenge Golf Tournament Raise $408,000 for Legacy Fund

2011 LGH Challenge Check PresentationSeptember 1, 2011 - Lowell, Mass. – Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised by the LGH Golf Challenge. The tournament, in its sixteenth year, was held under sunny skies on August 29th at The International in Bolton, MA.

Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both The Pines and The Oaks Courses, a barbecue lunch, special gifts and contests and an auction and awards dinner.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Legacy Fund; the historic capital campaign supporting the 200,000 square foot expansion of Lowell General Hospital.The centerpiece of the Legacy Project will be a new and enhanced Emergency and Trauma Department, private patient rooms, new operating suites, and enhanced day surgery unit. Reinvestment in the facilities of the hospital will ensure continued innovation and access to exceptional local healthcare for generations to come.

"The positive impact that The Legacy Project will have on our community in the next year will carry on for many years into the future," said Normand Deschene, president and chief executive officer of Lowell General Hospital as he described the importance of the expansion. "With the support of our community, sponsors and those committed to local, high-quality medical care, Lowell General will continue to bring our region advanced health services and a level of expertise that makes us one of the best community hospitals in America."

This year's Tournament sponsor was Gilbane Construction, Master Sponsors included Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA, Ciena, Demoulas Foundation, Lowell Surgical Associates and Shields Healthcare.

For more information, about TheLegacy Fund, or ways to support Lowell General Hospital please contact the Philanthropy Office at 978-937-6430.

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