Golf tournament raises $1,695 for Carroll Hospice


Carroll Hospice was on the receiving end of the seventh annual Byron Charity Golf and Tennis Tournament.

Hospice, which provides support services to the terminally ill, received $1,695 from the event in which 16 members of Congress were among the 160 participants.

Five other charities in U.S. Rep. Beverly B. Byron's 6th District also shared more than $23,000 raised at the tournament, which took place July 27 in Ijamsville. Mrs. Byron announced the charitable distribution this week.

"Hospice has always been important to Mrs. Byron, and she is very precious to us," said Julie Flaherty, executive director of Carroll Hospice. In other news, the hospice is offering a free seminar from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow for nurses, physicians and care-givers at Carroll Community College Annex, 300 S. Center St., Westminster.

Joy Ufema, a registered nurse and nationally recognized worker in the field of death and dying, will give the keynote address. A resident of York, Pa., Ms. Ufema is director of Pennsylvania's only AIDS hospice.

Dr. Michael Gloth, the hospice's new medical director, will speak on symptom management and the Rev. Conan Cantlon, spiritual director of Bon Secours Hospice in Baltimore, will discuss the patient, family and care-giver.

The seminar, which Carroll County General Hospital is co-sponsoring, has been approved for continuing education credits. Registration is required. Information: 857-6979.

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