Halifax Health – Hospice to Host 4th Annual Rick Zimmer Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit Traumatic Loss Program

  • by lane gauntt
  • March 13, 2023
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (March, 7 2023) –Halifax Health – Hospice will be hosting the 4th Annual Rick Zimmer Jr. Memorial Golf tournament on Saturday, May 6, 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 2022, this program provided $182 thousand in services to over 350 people in our community at no-cost.

“The Traumatic Loss Program was crucial to me in those early dark days when Ricky died,” said Rick Zimmer, Sr. “In knowing how their program benefitted me, I wanted to give something back so Halifax Health – Hospice can continue to offer the comfort I was so blessed with.”

The golf tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. It is $95 per person, which includes a light breakfast, golf, range balls, lunch and a hole-in-one contest. 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.