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Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi


Handa Cup • Sept. 25-28


Benefitting the NMMC Cancer Center Patient Fund


The Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi has been chosen as a recipient of funds raised by the 2014 ISPS HANDA Cup. Proceeds will benefit the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Patient Fund, which helps cancer patients get much-needed pain and anti-nausea medications, nutritional supplements, transportation for treatment and other supplies.


Tickets are $10 per day, and can be used once on any tournament day. To purchase tickets, click this link: 

Handa Cup Tickets


Some of the greatest names in women’s golf will gather in Mississippi this fall for the ISPS HANDA Cup, the longest-running tournament on The Legends Tour schedule. This international team play competition will take place Sept. 25-28 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.

Set for its ninth staging this fall, the ISPS HANDA Cup is an international team event that pits U.S.-born LPGA Legends against internationally-born LPGA Legends in 36 holes of head-to-head stroke-play competition.

The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA and features competition for LPGA veterans age 45 and over.

“Old Waverly is proud to once again host a premier golf event in Mississippi, continuing our long relationship with the LPGA and women’s golf,” said George Bryan, founder of Old Waverly Golf Club, which hosted the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open won by Juli Inkster.

“This is a great opportunity for golf fans to get close to the game and to the Legends who helped put women’s golf on the map,” added Bryan. “It’s also an opportunity for these golfers to experience the warmth and hospitality that are trademarks of Old Waverly and the people of Mississippi.”

The Legends Tour showcases more than 100 members, including 12 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. In addition to Old Waverly favorite Nancy Lopez, legendary standouts such as Beth Daniel, Pat Bradley, Patty Sheehan, Laura Davies, Sally Little and Jan Stephenson have previously teed it up in the ISPS HANDA Cup.

The ISPS HANDA Cup schedule will include team practice rounds, a pro-am and 36 holes of team and singles matches on the weekend. Players compete in stroke play within each match and team points are awarded for wins and ties.

Previously dominated by the American team since 2006, last year’s HANDA Cup was won 27-21 by the World Team for the first time in the event’s history. Team USA will seek to regain the HANDA Cup on the challenging fairways and greens of Old Waverly.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 25
Practice rounds for players and Pro-Am participants
Pairings Party/Opening Ceremony


Friday, September 26
Friday Event


Saturday, September 27
Match One – Alternate Shot – 9 a.m.
Match Two – Best Ball – 1 p.m.


Sunday, September 28
Match Three – Singles – 9 a.m.
Closing Ceremony and Trophy Presentation

To volunteer at this event, email us by visiting

For more information, call (662) 377-3613 or email




Eddie Dalton (third from right), a certified registered nurse anesthetist at NMMC Women’s Hospital, recently presented a $7,000 donation to launch Eddie’s Fund, which provides meal tickets to family members of patients there. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Steven Blaylock, Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi program manager; Shane Spees, North Mississippi Health Services president and chief executive officer; Dr. Rich Heyer, HCF board president; Christy Whitley, Women’s Hospital social worker; and Ellen Friloux, administrator for NMMC Women and Children’s Services.



April Conyers of Tishomingo (center) is one of the first recipients of a meal ticket from Eddie’s Fund at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. Conyers’ daughter, Emma, was born 15 weeks early and has been in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit since June 22. Eddie Dalton, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at NMMC Women’s Hospital, recently launched the fund in memory of his family who “never let anyone go hungry.” The fund provides meal tickets to family members of patients who, like Conyers, face extended stays at Women’s Hospital. For more information about Eddie’s Fund, call the Health Care Foundation at (662) 377-3613 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).


Click here to see a recent local news story about Eddie's Fund.

Information about the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi


(Who We Are)

As the charitable entity of the North Mississippi Medical Center system, Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi exists to advance NMMC's mission and to enhance relationships with communities throughout the region.


(What We Do)

To provide charitable resources and philanthropic innovation to support the continued improvement of health of the people of this region.


(What We Want to Be)

To be a leading authority in health care philanthropy and a principal charitable partner for community-based, non-profit health and wellness collaborations.

Gifts to HCF help patients, families and communities throughout North Mississippi by providing medications and nutritional support for needy patients; community health and wellness programs, especially those that improve children's health services; life-saving equipment and training for medical students. The Health Care Foundation provides support for NMHS and its affiliated entities including NMMC and HealthWorks! as well as fosters charitable partnerships and donor relations throughout the region.

All donations are tax deductible and may be designated by donors for a specific purpose, program or patient care project.

2012 HCF Annual Report

Click here for the 2013 HealthWorks! newsletter.

HCF is dedicated to securing and distributing funds to support the continued improvement of the health status of the people in this region. To learn how your donations can help make a difference, call (662) 377-3613.