Palliative Care -  10th Annual The Kalenak Memorial Golf Classic

Kalenak Memorial Golf Classic
Hershey Country Club - West Course

  • Registration and Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Scramble Tournament: 1:00 p.m.
  • Reception and Awards: 6:00 p.m.

The Golf Classic was started in 2003 by Dr. Alexander Kalenak in memory of his wife Kay, as a way to raise funds and awareness about the need for palliative care in the Hershey community. During his wife's illness, Al realized that patients like Kay could benefit from a team approach that integrated medical, emotional and spiritual support. Dr. Kalenak had a long and distinguished career as an orthopedic surgeon in the Hershey area and served as the team physician for the Penn State Football team. Since its inception, the Golf Classic has raised more than $70,000.

Palliative medicine is medical care focused on providing comfort for the seriously ill through the relief of symptoms and stress. This type of medical care is useful at any stage of illness and can be provided along with curative treatments. Our work is dedicated to our strong belief that individuals should live well and attain the highest quality of life, regardless of the nature or severity of their illness.