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July 11, 2014

Golf tournament raised funds for Oklahoma Project Woman

ENID, Okla. — United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma incorporated special fundraising for the first time with its annual golf tournament for the Ronna Richards Memorial Fund on June 13.

Ronna Richards was a longtime United Way employee and advocate for the work of United Way agencies, said Pamela Ballard, executive director.

“She began in April 1998 and passed away in June 2013,” Ballard said.  

The special fundraising effort netted $2,217 for Oklahoma Project Woman, a nonprofit organization that works closely with Enid Community Clinic to provide mammograms and treatment for women who could not otherwise afford them.

Thanks to a 2013 grant from the Ronna Richards Fund and partnership with the Garfield County Health Department, the community clinic launched a special Women’s Clinic last year, offering pelvic exams and pap smears to complement no-cost mammograms through Project Woman.

To date, almost 100 women have received mammograms and other diagnostic services, and at least three younger women have been diagnosed early, said Janet Cordell, coordinator of Enid Community Clinic.

Giving the check to Cordell were Bob and Sherry Adamson, co-chairs of the United Way golf tournament; Leslie Brown, daughter of Glenn and Ronna Richards; Glenn Richards, golf tournament honorary chair; Savannah Brown, granddaughter of Ronna Richards; and Lynn Brickman and Radonna George, Women’s Clinic nurses.

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