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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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NSU Institute for Child Health Policy Hosts 8th Annual “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament, Education Forum & Awards

Funds raised support Breast Cancer Awareness programs for women of color

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) will be hosting its 8th annual “Fore the Kids: Saving Lives Golf Tournament” at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club on Friday, May 4. Participants receive a premium gift bag, enjoy high-end entertainment, take foursome photographs, have lunch, and participate in an awards reception with special guest at the 19th hole.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the ICHP at NSU, which works to improve healthcare of children and children’s families through common sense policy making and practical programs that get real help to the families who need it.

In conjunction with the golf tournament, ICHP will also host a continuing education forum. This year’s topic centers on using television and other forms of media to promote Breast Cancer Awareness to women of color. All proceeds from the 2012 Golf Tournament will go toward this cause.

Additionally, and in association with the research forum, LPGA Champion Cristie Kerr and her mother Linda Kerr will receive the 2012 Kate Platt Child Advocate of the Year Award. This award is given to an individual whose achievements and career contributions have made a significant difference in Broward County’s maternal and child health policy, or programs towards improving their health, well-being and safety.

Cristie grew up in Miami, and her mother and godmother were both diagnosed with breast cancer. She is involved with Birdies for Breast Cancer and the Liberty Health System Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center.

NSU ICHP is partnering with Liberty Health in the development and evaluation of a 30-minute episode on Breast Cancer in Women of Color, which they hope to air in October (Breast Cancer Awareness month) on 40 PBS stations in both English and Spanish.

Please visit www.nova.edu/forekids for more information or to register for the Golf Tournament.

WHAT: “Fore the Kids: Saving Lives Golf Tournament,” Education Forum & Awards

WHEN: Friday, May 4 with registration at 10:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Lauderdale Country Club, 415 Country Club Circle, Plantation, Fla. 33317

WHO: Olympic Gold Medalist, PGA Tour champions, Major League baseball players, NFL players, entertainment personalities, friends of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy, and golf enthusiasts

COST: Entry Fee is $275.00 per person or $1000.00 a foursome (four players). All golfers receive: Green fees and cart, golfer’s bag and gifts, golf shirt, lunch, beverages on the course, contests, and post-tournament reception.

About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, MBA, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-621-7961 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu