The Jean & Joan Fund 12th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $22,000 for Tunnell Cancer Center
"The JEAN & JOAN FUND committee announces that it will donate $22,000 to Tunnell Cancer Center from the proceeds of the 12th Annual Golf Tournament held in October at the Kings Creek Country Club.
Delaware State Representative and House Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkopf served as Honorary Chairperson. Players included: Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Center, and medical oncologist/hematologist Srihari Peri, MD, Medical Director of the Tunnell Cancer Center.
The evening dinner program honored the Tunnell family, whose philanthropy over the years made the original and current Tunnell Cancer Centers possible. The winning foursome was Drs. Leo Eschbach, Rich Caruso, Bob Portz and Paul Cowan. Skill prizes winners included Dave Nave, Vicki Tull, Dave Jones, and Craig Martin. This year's major sponsors included Kings Creek Country Club and SPI-Pharma of Lewes, Delaware. SPI-Pharma supported both the putting contest with a grand prize of $10,000 and the Hole-in-One contest for $20,000.
The JEAN & JOAN FUND has contributed more than $330,000 for patient care since its founding. These funds have been used to jointly create, with the Tunnell Cancer Center, a Special Patient Needs Fund, and to provide transportation to remote patients for their treatment and testing. The JEAN & JOAN FUND vans have carried more than 5,000 patients over 250,000 miles since 2003. Since the fund was created six years ago, more than $50,000 has been disbursed from the Special Needs Fund for cancer patients and their families who are in economic distress.
The next JEAN & JOAN FUND golf tournament will be held at Kings Creek Country Club on Tuesday October 2, 2012. Information about entry, business sponsorships and contributions can be obtained by contacting Jim Martin at JEAN & JOAN FUND, 18585 Coastal Hwy Unit 10 PMB151, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-9790, or call (302) 226-1403.
Caption: Committee members present the check (from left to right): Nicholas Caggiano, Mitt Murray, Gary Wheeler, Representative Pete Schwartzkopf, James Martin, Jr., Chairman, Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO, Beebe Medical Center, Dr. Frank Merolla, John Kiker and Kevin Wiest.