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VNA of South Central CT is Participating in Birdies for Charity!

New Haven (June 5, 2014) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) announced a fundraising partnership with the 2014 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program! The Birdies for Charity program, provides 501 (c)(3) organizations in Connecticut the opportunity to raise funds by collecting pledges based on the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR professionals during tournament week (June 16-22, 2014). At the conclusion of the tournament, the Travelers Championship will calculate the number of birdies made by the pledged amounts, and then will distribute invoices to each of our donors. For example, if an individual makes a $.02 pledge and there are 1,500 birdies made, then that individual will be asked to make a donation of $30.00 to (The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut). The Travelers Championship will donate 100% of the proceeds to our organization.

You can win too! Birdies for Charity has added even better prizes to the Guess the Birdies contest. Donors can guess the number of birdies that will be made Wednesday-Sunday of the 2014 Travelers Championship. The donor that correctly guesses the number of birdies will win a 24-month lease on a 2014 Ford Escape SE. Other prizes include a $1,000 Cash Gift Card, a Vacation package to the World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX Theatre, and a foursome at TPC River Highlands.

Join us in this exciting fundraising initiative! With your help the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut will also be eligible for additional Birdies for Charity funds through the Bonus Bucks program.

Your pledge commitment to the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut will help us to provide a wide array of high-quality health services for individuals in the home and community. Making a per birdie pledge or flat rate donation is simple and easy. To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please visit our Birdies for Charity Pledge Site directly, go to http://travelerschampionship.com/birdies-for-charity/, or contact Melissa Healy, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054.

About VNA Health Systems

VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.

Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford, East Haven, and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, (through the Valley United Way and First Niagara Foundation) to those who are in need. The agency employs over 150 staff members, has an average daily census of over 855 patients and makes over 132,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Valley United Way, United Way of Milford, First Niagara, and corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit www.vnascc.org.

CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit www.caresourceinc.org.

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