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(left to right) Dieter Neumann, Chad Smith. Brenda Ligon, Kevin Pelton, Reginald Hardy, Dr. Patrick McGauly & Todd Moore. (left to right) Dieter Neumann, Chad Smith. Brenda Ligon, Kevin Pelton, Reginald Hardy, Dr. Patrick McGauly & Todd Moore.
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The future looks bright for the Women's Health Program at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, thanks to the local Disc Golf Union. DGU donated $4,452 to the program after it hosted a Chains for Vets disc golf tournament in late March with proceeds earmarked to benefit the program.

Brenda Ligon, Women Veterans Program Coordinator, and Reginald Hardy, service chief for Voluntary Service, accepted the donation on behalf of Women's Health along with Overton Brooks VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Patrick McGauly and Assistant Director Todd Moore.

"We do one fundraiser a year," said Dieter Neumann, of DGU. "This year we decided to raise funds for women veterans because they're sort of a new group and they require health care that male veterans do not."

Neumann and Chad Smith served as tournament directors for Chains for Vets. Kevin Pelton, chairman of the board for DGU, is also a veteran.

Women veterans are the fastest growing demographic in the VA and comprise 18 percent of the total active duty armed forces.

The VA is growing to meet this growing need, offering tailored medical treatment and services to women who served.

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