Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center Receives $10,000 Raised by Ruddo Golf Invitational
The Michael A. Ruddo Foundation recently presented Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center with a check for $10,000 from the proceeds of the 11th Annual Michael A. Ruddo Golf Invitational held on Friday, May 10. The annual tournament is held at the Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin, Md. on the Friday before Mother’s Day.
The Michael A. Ruddo Foundation was established in memory of Michael 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 more than $100,000 in an endowment fund established in Ruddo’s name.
“Each year, friends and family come together. It is wonderful to see the many hugs, hear the laughter and feel the love in the room. We are so grateful for the loyal, inspiring support for Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center from the Ruddo family,” said Judy Aliquo, CFRE, President & CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation.
This year, Beebe’s golf team included, Rick Schaffner, RN, Interim CEO, Executive Vice President & COO; Paul Pernice, Chief Financial Officer; Bruce Leshine, General Counsel, and Justen Albright, Financial Analyst, Beebe Medical Foundation.
The 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.
In the summer of 2020, Beebe will be opening a new cancer center in South Coastal area near Millville to provide care close to home for those patients. In addition to the cancer center, a new freestanding emergency department will be in the same location. In order to serve the South Coastal residents, the emergency department will be open for the summer of 2020.
Beebe Medical Foundation was established in 1989 with the sole mission to raise philanthropic support for Beebe Healthcare. The Foundation is located at 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. To learn more about how you can give, contact Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or go to www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.
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 who live in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health, and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a Home Care program and an adult activities center.
For more information about Beebe Healthcare, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.
Captions: Members of Beebe Healthcare, Beebe Medical Foundation, and the Michael A. Ruddo Foundation present the health system with a $10,000 donation from the annual golf tournament in May.
Beebe Healthcare team members participate in the Michael A. Ruddo Golf Invitational. Pictured left to right, Paul Pernice, CFO, Justen Albright, Financial Analyst, Beebe Medical Foundation, Bruce Leshine, General Counsel, and Rick Schaffner, RN, Interim CEO, Executive Vice President & COO.