On Monday, August 19, golf enthusiasts will be enjoying a day of fun at the South Hills Golf & Country Club in Fond du Lac. However, there is a deeper meaning to their golf game, and other festivities, as they gather to support Agnesian HealthCare’s hospice and cancer care services.Thanks to the Hospice Hope Cancer Care Charity Open, now in its 25th year, patients and families in need of these vital services can count on the quality providers that offer these programs at a local level. This year, the Hospice Hope Cancer Care Charity Open is being led by Terry “Davis” and Jennifer Holzmann as senior chairpersons, with Joan and Dan Buechel as junior chairpersons. “The Hospice Hope Cancer Care Charity Open has raised more than $3.1 million in the past 24 years, and we are looking forward to another successful event this year,” says Terry “Davis” Holzmann. Continued financial support is essential to help patients and families that are facing end-of-life illnesses. The mission of hospice is to affirm life and view death as a natural process. Hospice is designed to help patients live the remainder of their lives as fully as possible. An interdisciplinary team of trained professionals work together to deliver hospice services that can make that dream a reality. People throughout the Fond du Lac area can trust Agnesian HealthCare Cancer Care professionals to detect and treat cancer with skill and heart. Physicians and staff, through their interdisciplinary activities and cancer programs, provide high quality services for sophisticated detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Services are offered in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun. "This event truly benefits those in need of cancer care services as well as focuses on the mission of Hospice Hope,” says Joan Buechel. “We are extremely grateful to those who help support the patients and families who ultimately benefit from the Charity Open.” Currently, the Charity Open committee is making plans for another great day of golf, elegant dining and an exciting auction. This year’s raffle gives people the opportunity to win the first-place prize of a 2013 Chevy Cruze or a $15,000 cash prize. The second prize is $5,000 cash, and the third prize is $2,500 cash. A limited number of tickets (2,000) will be sold at four for $150 or $50 each. Tickets will be available June 7. For more information on this year’s Charity Open, call the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation at (920) 926-4959.