Several members of the St. Augustine Golf Team participated in the Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans’ Third Annual “Champions FORE Health” Golf Tournament at the restored Bayou Oaks South Course at City Park. Tournament festivities included hole-in-one (sponsored by Premier Nissan), longest drive and closest to the pin challenges, and a silent auction.
Michael deYoung and retired NFL great Buford Jordan served as the tournament co-chairs.
Annually, Champions FORE Health raises funds and awareness for issues affecting men’s health, like diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer and more. Funds raised through event sponsorships, player registrations and a silent auction help Daughters of Charity in eliminating health disparities among local men and enable the organization to provide access to health education, preventive screenings, treatment and services.
Men’s Chronic Illness Data (National and Daughters of Charity Health Centers):
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 321,000 men in 2013 — that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths.
- Nationally, 15.3 million men, age 20 and older, have diabetes compared to 14.9 million women.
- Heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death for males of all races.
- In 2018, 37% (11,948) of Daughters of Charity Health Centers’ patients were adult males.
- Hypertension and diabetes are the top two leading chronic illnesses faced by Daughters of Charity Health Centers’ adult male population.
- Hypertension: 31% (3,756) of our adult male patients have been diagnosed with hypertension
- Diabetes: 14% (1,722) of our adult male patients have HbA1c levels greater than 9.
Visit Daughters of Charity to learn more about the organization.
Pictured from left to right:
Zander Dunbar-10th grade, Zion Brown-10th grade; Michael Griffin (President and CEO of Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans and St Aug parent), Brandon Williams-11th grade; and Juan Hendon-10th grade.