Halifax Health – Hospice to Host 3rd Annual Rick Zimmer Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit Traumatic Loss Program

  • by Halifax Health
  • April 18, 2022
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 18, 2022) –Halifax Health – Hospice will be hosting the 3rd Annual Rick Zimmer Jr. Memorial Golf tournament on Saturday, May 21, at Cypress Head Golf Club in Port Orange. The event is presented by Family Health Source and proceeds will support Halifax Health – Hospice’s Traumatic Loss Program.

This tournament is in memory of Rick Zimmer Jr., a wonderful son, husband, father and brother, who took his own life on July 22, 2018. In 2019, his father, Rick Zimmer Sr., decided to start this tournament as a way to not only honor his son’s memory, but to bring awareness to the importance of suicide prevention and the mental health services available in our community.

The Halifax Health – Hospice, Traumatic Loss Program is the only program in the State of Florida designated specifically to meet the needs of those bereaved by a sudden, unnatural death. This unique program provides a safe, supportive environment that promotes growth, healing and resilience for those traumatically bereaved. In 2021, this program provided services to over 600 clients in our community at no-cost.

“The numbers of the traumatically bereaved in our community have increased due to the skyrocketing numbers of suicides, homicides and fatal overdoses, as a consequence of the COVID pandemic,” said Dr. Kimberly Beck-Frate, Traumatic Loss Program Developer. “These challenging times have resulted in changes in the delivery of mental health services and support. Many in need may be falling through the cracks of this ever-changing system. ” 

The golf tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. It is $85 per person, which includes a light breakfast, golf, range balls, lunch and a gift bag. For more information or to register for the tournament, please visit www.halifaxhealth.org/RickZimmerJrGolf.

Various sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Emily Smith at Emily.smith@halifax.org for sponsorship information.

Halifax Health-Hospice is the top-rated and most recommended hospice in Central Florida according to medicare.gov. For more information on Halifax Health-Hospice programs and services, visit halifaxhealth.org/hospice or call 386.425.4701.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital in Daytona Beach, two community hospitals in Port Orange and Deltona, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.