It’s hard to believe, but we’re only TWO weeks away from the 25th Annual Jerry Segal Classic on Friday, September 19! This annual event has raised more than $12 million for programs and services designed for the patients and families of Magee.
Every penny raised is donated because the Jerry Segal Classic is organized completely by volunteers!
Here are just a few of the many programs the Jerry Segal Classic funds:
Jerry and Carolyn Segal Community Skills Center
Located on the rooftop of Magee, this center (more commonly known as Segal Street) emulates a city street complete with uneven curbs, potholes, gravel, an automobile, ATM, front porch with stairs and more. Patients practice getting into a car, unlocking a front door, and negotiating uneven pavement. By teaching community skills, Magee helps make the transition from hospital to home easier.
Segal Family and Friends Meal Program
This program has provided patients’ family members and guests with more than 55,000 meals as a way to defray their personal expenses related to hospital visits. These funds have been used to reduce the added burden of meal costs during what is a stressful time financially and otherwise for the patients’ friends and families and allows patients and their loved ones to eat together.
Segal Housing Fund
This fund subsidizes guest housing at the Windsor Hotel and enables family members of patients who live far away to stay near their loved ones during rehabilitation and learn how to care for the patients when they return home.
Segal Equipment Fund
This fund supports patients who need equipment that they cannot afford. This also funds new equipment for inpatients including a new treadmill for Locomotor training, shower trolleys, wheelchairs, cushions, the Vector Gait Training system and many other items to benefit patients.
Wendkos Stroke Center
This center provides community-based activities and opportunities for socialization for stroke survivors and their families, and to support the Stroke Club, annual social events, and a monthly newsletter.
The Classic will begin at 10:30am at the ACE Club and 11:15am at Green Valley Country Club. The event includes brunch, golf, a cocktail hour with grand hors d’oeuvres, and live and silent auctions.
Won’t be around for the event? Not a problem! We offer mobile bidding on auction items, meaning you can bid regardless of your location! You will be notified when you have been outbid so you can stay on top of your game. Click here to check out this year’s auction items! Don’t forget to register so you can start bidding!
For more information about the Jerry Segal Classic, please visit segalclassic.com.