Feldpaush Golf Outing Raises Money for Cancer Care
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Through the generosity of golfers and sponsors, 2016 was a record setting year for the annual Feldpausch Foundation Golf Outing. More than $28,500 was raised for the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Fund. The Feldpausch Foundation covers all the expenses for the event, so all donations go directly to the fund administered by the Bronson Health Foundation.
In the nine years since the event first started, a total of $194,727 has been donated in support of patients at Bronson Battle Creek’s Cancer Care Center. The funds help assure patients have access to needed medications, transportation, nourishment, durable medical equipment and other items necessary for their care.
“We are so thankful to the community members who have joined us in supporting local cancer patients,” says Corey LaGro, Feldpausch Foundation board member and golf outing coordinator. “It is the mission of the Feldpausch Foundation to share our family’s spirit of caring by helping to make the lives of individuals and families better. It’s rewarding to spend a day with others who share in that same spirit.”
In addition to supporting cancer care, the Feldpausch Foundation expanded its commitment to the well-being in the community by helping to bring a child life specialist to Bronson Battle Creek. The specialist works in the emergency department to help ease fears and bring comfort, distraction and education to children while at the hospital.
“We are grateful to the Feldpausch Foundation for partnering with us on these meaningful projects,” says Terry Morrow, vice president of development and community health for Bronson Healthcare. “They are dedicated to helping us enhance services to patients who are facing challenging times.”
Pictured front row: Terry Morrow, vice president of development and community health, Bronson Healthcare; Stephen Smiley, M.D., Bronson Cancer Care Center - Battle Creek; Corey LaGro, Jaime Merlington and Kim Brubaker from the Feldpaush Foundation. Back Row: Ronald Boersma and Randy Mudge M.D., Bronson Cancer Care Center - Battle Creek.