Winners Announced for Jean & Joan Cancer Fund Charity Golf Tournament September 29

More than 140 golfers turned out for the 15th Annual Jean & Joan Cancer Fund Golf Tournament held at Kings Creek Country Club Monday, September 29, resulting in an additional $30,000 being raised to support cancer patient services at the Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Healthcare’s Rehoboth Beach Health Campus.

Since its founding in 1999, the annual tournament has enabled the Jean & Joan Cancer Fund to donate $380,000 from tournament proceeds to the Tunnell Cancer Center.

At the Tournament, Kathy Cook, nurse navigator for the Beebe Healthcare Breast Health Program, was honored as the recipient of the 2014 Tunnell Cancer Center Service Appreciation Award, which is presented in conjunction with the tournament by the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Jean & Joan Cancer Fund.

Winners of the tournament included:

  • 1st place: Richard Caruso, Mark Sordi, Leo Eschbach and Marva DeLaney
  • 2nd place: Brian Andrews, Paul Andrews, Russ Conrad and Mark Zeizel
  • 3rd Place: Dean Bennett, Belinda Bennett, Phillip Cheung and Kevin Ford
  • 4th Place: John Kiker, Tricia Ritthaler, David Pie and Sherry Pie
  • 5th Place: Hari Peri, Jeffrey Fried, Tom Protack and Ralph Short
  • 6th Place: Cherrie Rich, Lanis Dubois, Cindy Peterka and Mena Colucci

Longest drive honors (hole #2) were Mena Colucci, (Women), Greg Martini (Seniors) and Brian Andrews (Men).  

Closest to the Pin awards went to Marva Delaney (Women #8); Rich Kenny (Seniors #5); and Phil Ricker (Men, #16).

The tournament used a scramble format. Players began the day at a kick-off luncheon, and participated in a post-tournament reception and dinner, with prizes and silent and live auctions.

Kings Creek Head Golf Professional Kevin Wiest said, “With a full complement of golf foursomes, and an incredible fall day for golf, we had a very competitive tournament. Everyone had a good time for a great cause.”

The Fund was founded in 1999 in memory of local cancer victims Jean James and Joan Martin, and the charity tournament has been played at Kings Creek Country Club every year.

Fund President James Martin said, “We are pleased by good turnout for the tournament, and generous support from our many sponsors. Congratulations to our winners for helping to spearhead this great cause, and thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time and efforts to contribute to the success of the tournament.”

Mr. Martin said, “What is unique about this Jean & Joan Cancer Fund charity event is that it is a local tournament, run by local residents, with proceeds benefitting local cancer patients here at home at the Tunnell Cancer Center.”

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 including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.

Caption:  The 15th Annual Jean and Joan Tournament set a record by raising $35,000 this year. At the awards banquet, Nurse Navigator, Kathy Cook from Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center was recognized and received the Service Award.  Shown (left to right) are Tom Protack, Director of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation; Vicki Tull, Co-Chair of the Jean and Joan Golf Outing; Kathy Cook, Nurse Navigator; Jeffery M. Fried, President and CEO, Beebe Healthcare; Judy Aliquo, President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; and James Martin, Founder and Co-Chair of the Jean and Joan Cancer Fund.

 

Caption:  The 15th Annual Jean and Joan Tournament set a record by raising $35,000 this year. At the awards banquet, Nurse Navigator, Kathy Cook from Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center was recognized and received the Service Award.  Shown (left to right) are Tom Protack, Director of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation; Vicki Tull, Co-Chair of the Jean and Joan Golf Outing; Kathy Cook, Nurse Navigator; Jeffery M. Fried, President and CEO, Beebe Healthcare; Judy Aliquo, President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; and James Martin, Founder and Co-Chair of the Jean and Joan Cancer Fund.