Annual golf tournament to raise funds for depression

The 16th annual Rick Bergstrom Tent Classic is set to tee off at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort on Saturday.

The charity event is played in memory of Rick Bergstrom, a former pastor in the community, to raise funds for combating depression, which affects 35 percent of the population.

The event has raised nearly $500,000 over the past 15 years, most of which has been donated to the UCSF Langley Porter to help research for clinical depression.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a 1 p.m. shotgun star for the four-person scramble. Dinner and a silent auction will begin at 6 p.m

Entry fee is $175 per person ($40 for dinner only).

In addition, a drawing will be held for a golf package to Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. The prize includes two rooms/two nights, one round of golf for four, three-day car rental and $500 cash. Tickets for the drawing cost $20 each, $50 for three or $100 for six. Ticket-holders need not be present to win.

To participate or learn how to donate to the charity, contact Kasey Bergstrom Smith at (916) 747-4147 or

For more information about Greenhorn Creek Resort, call (209) 729-8111 or go online to

Ceremony will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The annual Pink in the Night lighting ceremony in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Terrace Plaza in Valley Springs.

People who attend the event can pick up a pink, 60-watt porch light so they can help honor the month by lighting up their homes.

The plaza is at 1906 Vista Del Lago Drive.

For more information, call (209) 754-5919.

‘Mammo-Glam’ event offers support, healthy lifestyle education

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Mark Twain Health Care District will host a “Mammo-Glam” event on Oct. 10 and Oct. 26.

The event will offer women of all ages the opportunity to overcome mammogram fears and learn more about healthy lifestyle choices and overall well-being.

The event is part of the district’s A Plan 4 Me workshop series, which offers resources to help shape a healthy future.

Mammogram appointments will be available during the event. Those wanting a mammogram should secure a doctor’s order, then call (209) 754-2517 to reserve a screening time.

The event also will feature a glam photo booth, healthy refreshments and lifestyle resources, and zumba.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. both days in the lobby at Mark Twain Medical Center, 768 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andeas.