Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center is Recipient of $12,000 Raised by Ruddo Golf Invitational
The Michael A. Ruddo Foundation recently presented Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center with a check for $12,000 from the proceeds of the 10th Annual Mike A. Ruddo Golf Invitational held on Friday, May 11. 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 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 $92,000 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.
Thomas J. Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation, shared, “Beebe Healthcare and our Tunnell Cancer Center are 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 team looks forward to playing in this golf outing and spending the day with the Ruddo Family and supporters of Beebe. As the Tunnell Cancer looks to expand its services and reach, more than ever, we are going to need the continued support of great family’s like the Ruddo family 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, please contact Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or visit online at www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.
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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.
Shown (left to right) are Paul Pernice, Vice President of Finance and CFO, Beebe Healthcare; Jeffrey M. Fried, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare; Judy Aliquo, President & CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; Tom Protack, Vice President of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation, and Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and COO, Beebe Healthcare.