Community Leaders Honored at Charity Golf Tournament

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Dozens of businessmen and women skipped work., to play golf, and to raise money for the Jackson-Madison County African-American Chamber of Commerce. The third annual “Follow Me” celebrity golf classic was held at the Bent Tree Golf Course. The event benefits the chamber’s “Follow Me To Business” youth development program. Before tee-off, community leaders were honored. This year, 18 health care professionals were spotlighted. The diverse list of healthcare professionals include Dr. Adey Agbetoyin, MD; Mandy Brasfield, NP; Dr. Louis Cunningham, MD; Dr. Vernessa Davis-Tharpe, MD; dietician Dr. Amy Elizer, EdD, county director for University of Tennessee Extension Service; Dr. Clarence Gooch, MD; Dr. Greg Huff, MD; Dr. Keith Micetich, MD; Tina Prescott, RN/Chief Nursing Officer for West Tennessee Healthcare; Dr. Joe Rowland, MD; Dr. Clyde Smith, MD; Dr. Lance Spalding, MD; Dr. Lowell Stonecipher, MD; Dr. Henry West, MD; Donna Wallis, NP; Dr. Lane Williams, MD; Annette Wilson, Coordinated School Health administrator for Jackson Madison County School System; and Kathy Woolfork, RN, CDE. “We started out recognizing first responders at last year’s tournament because it was on Sept. 11th,” explains Clarence Boone, JMCAACC president and owner of D & L Grocery and Catering. “We decided to continue that focus by recognizing healthcare professionals in order to thank them for their dedication to our welfare and acknowledge the important role they play in the health and well-being of the community in times of emergency and on a daily basis.”

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