Gifts with a heart

Greg Dunnavant, from left, Tom Jensen, Gary Raines and Ron Couch. (Photo submitted by Amanda Trestrail)

Riverview Hospital Foundation hosted its 20th Anniversary ‘Heartfelt Thanks’ Golf Tournament at Pebble Brook Golf Club on June 27. Organizers said this year was another successful event with 204 players, beautiful weather, local food vendors, and new golf pro, Nick Marucci.

To date, the foundation has raised $1.7 million through the golf tournament, including this year’s proceeds of $125,000. Funds raised are used to help fight the number one leading cause of death in Hamilton County, heart disease.

“This year is the most successful year to date,” said Amanda Trestrail, philanthropy officer. “The credit must go to our sponsors and members of the community for understanding our important mission – the health of our friends and family.”

For 20 years, the Heartfelt Thanks Golf Tournament has raised funds to benefit the Heart & Vascular Center at Riverview Hospital. Over the years, proceeds have been used for cath lab equipment, nuclear imaging technologies, and more. Most recently, the foundation is supporting the purchase of upgraded cardiac cath lab equipment and a 128 slice CT scanner.