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BJC Classic Drives Change

In the quest for health equity, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and BJC Community Health Improvement are strongly committed to looking outside the hospital walls to remove barriers for neighbors most impacted by health disparities in the urban and rural communities BJC serves. 

In collaboration with BJC Information Technology, the shared goal of building a healthier region brought 140 participants to the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course at Forest Park on Friday, October 6, for the 2023 BJC Golf Classic.

The event included a breakfast, drinks, 18 holes, and a celebration reception that included speakers and recognition of the three winning teams: Covenant team on the Hawthorne course (Nathan Arnhart, Steve Thomas, Robert Welker, and Anthony Houska), Optiv team on the Dogwood course (Blake Berry, Doug Hudnall, Jason Johnson, and David Stefanik), and Teladoc Health team on the Redbud course (Dawn Bossaller, Amanda Cunningham, Jabarri Quarles, and Dominique McLin). 

With the help of over 39 partners, including lead sponsors AHEAD, Cisco, and Dell Technologies, the event raised more than $155,000 to advance critical programs that address and eliminate health disparities in the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis County.

The Foundation works in partnership with BJC Community Health Improvement, nonprofit organizations, and community residents with lived  experiences to advance health equity in under-resourced communities through four priority areas: anchor strategy (financial well-being), diabetes and healthy food access, infant and maternal health, and school health and wellness. Contributions support efforts like BJC's Community Wellness Hubs, Food as Medicine initiative, Community Doula program, and more.

The remarkable generosity of our partners and participants makes the BJC Classic a success. To all those who participated, thank you for believing in a healthier, more equitable region where families can live their healthiest possible lives. Your support makes it possible.

Together, we can help give all people the opportunity for healthy, productive lives. To see the generous partners who contributed to this important effort, visit our BJC Classic page. To further support the efforts of Community Health Improvement, make a gift today or contact Derek May at 314-273-6233 or [email protected].

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