The 21st Kelser Charity Challenge, a golf tournament taking place on Monday, October 2, at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, is raising money for a new program at New Britain-based Hospital for Special Care that is dedicated to developing new ways to treat Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. (The tournament was previously scheduled for September, but postponed due to weather.)
Currently in early planning stages, Hospital for Special Care's Center for Memory Disorders will treat patients living with a variety of memory disorders ranging from dementia to memory loss due to normal aging. The hospital doesn't currently have a dedicated practice for Alzheimer's and memory disorders, though many of its physicians have a great deal of experience in related fields.
The Kelser Charity Challenge is hosted by Kelser Corporation, a technology consulting firm based in Glastonbury, and has raised more than $275,000 for charity. For the past 18 years, the tournament has benefitted the American Lung Association. Hospital for Special Care is a client of Kelser’s and the opportunity to support a new initiative dedicated to memory disorders was too good to pass up.
“Many of our staff have family members or loved ones who have been affected by Alzheimer’s, including my brother Bruce who founded Kelser,” says Kelser CEO and President Barry Kelly. “Through working with Hospital for Special Care as their IT vendor, we’ve seen the creative and impactful work they do and we couldn’t be happier to dedicate this event to helping them expand to treating a horrible disease that has affected many of us.”
“Kelser Corporation has been a longtime technology partner of the Hospital for Special Care and has been instrumental in creating customized systems that allow us to treat patients as effectively and efficiently as possible,” says Hospital for Special Care CIO Stan Jankowski. “We’re thrilled to have the support of Kelser’s flagship charity event in launching the Center for Memory Disorders.”
Kelser partners, customers, and friends come from all over New England and beyond to participate in the 150-player golf tournament. In 2016, the Kelser Charity Challenge raised $27,000 for the American Lung Association and expects a comparable total this year for Hospital for Special Care. The field is sold out, but sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Lisa Carroll for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 610-2220.
About Kelser Corportation and the Kelser Foundation
Since 1981, Kelser Corporation has helped organizations achieve their goals through technology. Based in Glastonbury, Kelser is proud to assist a wide variety of organizations in the Northeast—including some of the largest companies in Connecticut—in using technology to move their businesses forward. Kelser’s experienced team of technology consultants understand their clients’ businesses as deeply as the products and services Kelser provides. The result is technology that works on behalf of businesses, not the other way around.
Kelser is extremely active in volunteering and philanthropic activities contributing more than $870,000 and countless food items, man hours, and articles of clothing to those in need over the years. In 2011, the Kelser Foundation was created to expand and formalize these service efforts. In addition to the Kelser Charity Challenge, Kelser is the 2018 presenting sponsor of Manchester Community College’s Evening of Fine Wines and a sponsor of the Travelers Championship for the past 25 years, among many other events and initiatives.
About Hospital for Special Care
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and the only one in the nation serving adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders including ALS research, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis.
More information: http://hfsc.org/