Gene Hughes Golf Outing Supports Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Fund
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The fifth annual Gene L. Hughes Sr. Memorial Golf Outing raised $15,000 for the Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) Cancer Care Medication Fund.
Gifts to the Cancer Care Medication Fund enable BBC 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 five years, golfers and sponsors have raised more than $83,000 for this cancer program.
“I’m sure we all know someone who had or who is fighting cancer,” said Dorothy Hughes, a retired pharmacist at BBC. “I want to express my thanks to all who participated in honoring the memory of my husband Gene. The monies we raised together will make life a little bit easier for those stricken with cancer.”
Hughes Sr., who worked at Kellogg Company for more than 30 years and was a ‘scratch’ golfer with seven holes-in-one (his last three while he was undergoing cancer treatment), died of cancer in 2008.
For more information about the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Medication Fund, please visit bronsonhealth.com/foundation.
Pictured: Representatives from Bronson Battle Creek accept a check for $15,000 for the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Medication Fund. Pictured (l-r): Jeffrey Letzer, DO, BBC cancer committee chair and cancer commission liaison; Jim McKernan, BBC COO; Randy Mudge, MD, BBC chief of staff and clinical director, Radiation Oncology; Stephen Smiley, MD, BBC medical director, Medical Oncology; Dorothy E. Hughes, widow of the late Gene L. Hughes Sr. and the organizer of the event; and son Gene L. Hughes II.