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Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund Donates to Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center


Neal and BevAnn Kubala of Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund presented a check for $25,000 to Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center.

Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund was started in 2008 with a small group, including Neal and BevAnn Kubala and Kenny Hopkins, a current board member. It has since grown as people from the community joined the efforts, raising $155,000 over the years. The Miracle Angels and Betty Streett have been pillars of the group in recent years, hosting yard sales and asking for personal donations. Bob Lougheed has also raised money during his famous Elvis shows! Local organizations and restaurants, including the Gray Hare Tavern, have helped by hosting fundraisers.

All of the money donated to Tunnell Cancer Center stays in Sussex County to help local patients and programs at the center. The Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Healthcare was established in 1995. It has received the Commission on Cancer's highest accreditation with commendation as a comprehensive community cancer center. Its clinical specialties are medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology. It also offers a multidisciplinary approach for planning all cancer treatment. Nearly 200 patients visit the center each day. For more information on Beebe and cancer care programs, go to Beebe Healthcare.

Shown are (left to right) Neal Kubala; Cherrie Rich, Executive Director of Beebe Healthcare's Tunnell Cancer Center; and BevAnn Kubala.