Annual Golf Outing Raises $18,800 For Cancer Care Fund
A record-setting $18,830 was raised during this year’s golf outing in memory of Gene L. Hughes, Sr. Proceeds from the seventh annual memorial event are directed to the Bronson Health Foundation in support of the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Medication Fund.
Gifts to the Cancer Care Medication Fund enable Bronson Battle Creek to provide financial help for cancer patients who have little or no insurance, making certain they have access to needed medications for their treatments. Over the past seven years, golfers and sponsors at the golf event have raised more than $118,000 for this cancer program.
“It’s heartwarming to see all of the support our community gives to this special cause and honoring Gene Sr.,” said Dorothy Hughes, Gene’s widow and a retired clinical pharmacist at Bronson Battle Creek. “I want to share my appreciation with those who volunteered, donated or played to help make this the most successful year yet.”
Hughes Sr., who worked at Kellogg Company for more than 30 years, was a ‘scratch’ golfer with seven holes-in-one, earning his last three while undergoing cancer treatments. Hughes Sr. died of cancer in 2008.
Photo caption: Gene L. Hughes II, Dorothy E. Hughes, widow of the late Gene Hughes, and grandchildren Gianna and Anthony. present a check to Bronson’s Stephen Smiley, M.D., Randy Mudge, M.D., and Ronald Boersma.