Cardinal Health presented RLF with a donation of $35,400 in December as proceeds from the 2nd annual RLF Charity Golf Outing, held in August 2017 at Golf Club of Dublin.
The event was sponsored by Cardinal Health Veteran & Military Advocate Employee Resource Group (VMA ERG). 140 golfers participated, with more than 30 Cardinal Health and RLF volunteers. Events on the day included putting and course contests, a silent auction, and lunch with featured speaker Matt Gossard, former 82nd Airborne paratrooper, who shared his path to recovery through RLF from TBI and addiction, and is now Champions Network Director for The Refuge.
In the photo above are, from left to right, Dr. Chrisanne Gordon (RLF founder), Alison Albers (VMA member/golf outing committee), Tonya Minor (VMA member/golf outing committee), Stan Crader (RLF Board member), Skylar Burgess (RLF Board member), Jon Giacomin (Cardinal Health CEO, Medical Segment, and Executive Sponsor VMA ERG), Scot Lindsey (Executive Sponsor VMA ERG), Sam Tucci (VAM member/golf outing committee).
Sixty-four corporate sponsors, in addition to Cardinal Health, included Honda, Advizex, Deloitte Consulting, VMware, VirtusaPolaris, Pace Harmon, TCS Consulting, Cognizant, Witron, L&T Infotech, Fast Switch, Centric Consulting, Red Planet Golf, CA, Oracle, PCM, Cheryl’s Cookies, Apex, HP Enterprise, CDW, NEC, Spectrum Sports. Cardinal Health Foundation contributed a grant of $5,000.
RLF was represented at the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club (Powell, Ohio) 2nd annual Health and Safety Fair on February 24 by volunteers Jessica Nixon and Jim Hrivnak.
More than 100 attendees of the Fair, including several veterans who spoke about their experiences, had a chance to chat and ask questions about RLF, pick up a brochure, and learn about the organization.