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Drive for Life


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Drive for Life Invitational
Beaumont Drive for Life Invitational

2022 Drive for Life Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, July 11, 2022 | Location: Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills | Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration

Benefiting the Walter & Marilyn Wolpin Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and the Wilson Cancer Resource Center at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.

Event Recap

On Monday, July 11, The Drive for Life Invitational was hosted at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. This year’s event was presented by Beaumont Urgent Care by WellStreet and raised close to $275,000 for programs and services at the Walter & Marilyn Wolpin Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak and the Wilson Cancer Resource Center at Beaumont, Troy. In addition to golfing the club’s elite courses, 200 guests enjoyed meals, golf tips from PGA Pro Tom Gillis, awards and a silent auction.

During the cocktail reception, guests were able to meet Benjamin Schwartz, MD, the new president of Beaumont Health and Margaret Cooney Casey, president of the Beaumont Health Foundation, presented Walter and Marilyn Wolpin with Beaumont’s Outstanding Philanthropy Award for their many years of philanthropic support and leadership. An honorary committee, of individuals that were instrumental in founding the fundraiser were also honored.

  • Honorary Event Co-Chairs: Diana and Steve Howard
  • Honorary Committee: Susan E. Cooper, Gayla and Robert Emde, Sylvia and Edward Hagenlocker, PhD, Sally Ingold, Barbara and Ben Maibach, and Jan and Ed Mann

Chris Emde of Bloomfield Hills and Karen Glorio Luther of Ann Arbor were the co-chairs for this year’s event, working alongside a fundraising committee of community leaders. The committee worked on securing sponsorships from more than 50 groups including:

  • Golf Season Partners: AHEAD, CBTS, Roncelli, US Signal, and Whitlock Business Systems
  • Platinum Sponsors: PNC Bank and Walmart
  • Gold Sponsors: Alidade Capital, Barton Malow, Card Solutions, Emde Wealth Management, Loomis Sayles, NexCore Group, Others First, Right at Home, and Walter & Marilyn Wolpin

For sponsorship opportunities and questions, please contact Mariana Keros (

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