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9th Annual Michael A. Ruddo Golf Invitational Raises $10,000 for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center


Beebe Team Members at 9th Annual Michael A. Ruddo Golf InvitationalThe Michael A. Ruddo Foundation recently presented Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center with a check for $10,000 from the proceeds of the 9th Annual Mike A. Ruddo Golf Invitational held on Friday, May 12, 2017. The annual tournament is held at the Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin, Maryland on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

The Michael A. Ruddo Foundation was established in memory of Mike Ruddo who received cancer treatment at Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center. The mission of the Ruddo Foundation is to raise funds for Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center in response to the excellent and compassionate care Mr. Ruddo and his family received while he was a patient. Since its inception, the Ruddo Foundation has donated over $80,000 in an endowment fund established in Mr. Ruddo’s name. This endowment allows the clinical team at the Tunnell Cancer Center to continue to provide the same level of care and compassion they gave Mr. Ruddo during his treatment and will provide income in perpetuity to meet the continuing needs of future patients. Every year, Mike’s wife, Mabel and her children and grandchildren participate in playing and helping at the event.

Mabel Ruddo with Judy Aliquo and Tom ProtackThomas J. Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation, shared, “Beebe Healthcare and our Tunnell Cancer Center is so honored by this great legacy gift in honor of Mike. It is so inspirational to see the commitment of his family every year to raise funds and awareness about supporting our local cancer center here in Sussex County. Every year, members of Beebe’s leadership look forward to playing in this golf outing and spending the day with the Ruddo Family and supporters of Beebe. As the Tunnell Cancer Center looks to expand its services and reach, more than ever, we are going to need the continued support of great families like the Ruddo’s and many, many others to meet the needs of our growing community.”

To learn more about ways to support and give to Beebe Healthcare and the Tunnell Cancer Center, or to have your event directly benefit the Tunnell Cancer Center, contact Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or visit online at

Photo Captions:
Photo 1: (Shown left to right) Paul Pernice, Chief Financial Officer of Beebe Healthcare; Jeff Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare; Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation; Rick Schaffner, Chief Operating Officer of Beebe Healthcare; and Tom Protack, Vice President of Development of Beebe Medical Foundation.

Photo 2: (Shown left to right) Mabel Ruddo; Tom Protack, Vice President of Development of Beebe Medical Foundation; and Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, home care services, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at Beebe Healthcare.