Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity hosted the sixth annual Curtis D. Robinson Celebrity Golf Classic at Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington on Aug. 6.

From left, Stan Simpson, commentator and columnist; Curtis D. Robinson, founder of the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity (CDRCHE); Christopher M. Dadlez, president and CEO of St. Francis Care; and Alan Lazowski, golf chair and president of LAZ Parking, share a laugh before teeing off.

Retired neurosurgeon and now Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was the honorary chair.

The CDRCHE is a partnership between St. Francis Care and Hartford-area religious and community organizations that is aimed at improving the health of the community. The CDRCHE addresses the racial disparities in health care delivery, particularly in the areas of patient education, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of African-American men at risk for prostate cancer.

Since its inception, the event has netted nearly $500,000 to increase awareness and pay costs of treatment of prostate cancer for anyone without health insurance. (Photo submitted)