A Taste of Mexico

Marin General Hospital’s annual golf tournament, A Taste of Mexico, was held on Monday, September 16th at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. The weather was fantastic and Mariachi music filled the air delighting golfers and guests alike. Our chairs, Bruce Braden and Bob Peirce hosted a day of golf including 2 hole-in-one contests sponsored by Sonnen BMW of Marin. A committed volunteer force of nurses, Marin General Hospital staff members and grateful patients ensured golfers enjoyed the day.

Cocktails, dinner and a spirited live auction were held that evening. Our Emcee, Brian Su, MD, was a tremendous help in generating enthusiasm amongst the crowd raising nearly $200,000 for our beneficiary project, Marin General Hospital’s Prostate Cancer Program.

Guests were given a hands-on opportunity “test drive” the da Vinci surgical robot and learn more from James Yu, MD, Director of Robotic Surgery & Urologic Oncology for Marin General Hospital. Marin General Hospital offers the only Robotic Surgery Program in Marin, and our expert surgeons use it for delicate urological, gynecological and general surgery procedures.

Marin General Hospital is a leader in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, with outcomes better than those of both the state and the nation. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in men, affecting one in six men at some point in their lifetime. Our program provides treatment options and support. We understand how emotionally challenging prostate cancer is for patients and their families. Marin General Hospital offers a full spectrum of support services and educational resources including a Patient Navigator to guide patients through the treatment process.

This important support will ensure the hospital’s ability to continue providing the highest quality care for our community.

Golf Committee

Chairs:  Bruce Braden and Bob Peirce
Event Committee:  Patrick Bennett, MD, Lydia Cameron, Keith Chamberlin, MD, MBA, Jim Dietz, MD, Sharon Early, Harry Neuwirth, MD, Andrea Schultz, Deborah Hoke Smith, David Sperling, MD, Marcia Sperling, MD, Brian Su, MD, Mark Zielazinski


Mrs. Reta Haynes - 
honoring Dr. Gary Grossfeld and Dr. Harry Neuwirth
Union Bank

Anesthesiology Consultants of Marin
Archer Norris, a Professional Law Corporation
Bon Air Center
Bruce F. Braden
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc.
Cardiovascular Associates of Marin & S.F.
CEPA - Emergency Physicians at Marin General Hospital
George Kinney
Craves Family Foundation
Marin Specialty Care
Mollie Stone's Markets
Mt. Tam Orthopedics and Spine Center
Northern Trust
Warm Springs Holdings

Dinner Table Host
Sharon Early

Hole-in-One Sponsor
Sonnen BMW

Media Sponsor
Marin Independent Journal