Golf event helps Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Medication Fund

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August 15, 2013

More than $17,000 were raised recently through a golf outing in the memory of Gene L. Hughes, Sr. Proceeds of that fourth annual memorial event will go to the Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) Cancer Care Medication Fund. 


 (L-R) Patricia Adams, BBC assistant VP operations; Anne Regling, interim CEO; Stephen Smiley, MD, BBC medical director of medical oncology; Randy Mudge, MD, BBC medical director of radiation oncology accept a check for $17,086 from Dorothy E. Hughes, widow of the late Gene Hughes and the organizer of the event, while granddaughter Gianna Nicole Hughes, grandson Anthony James Hughes, and son Gene L. Hughes II watch.


 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 four years, golfers and sponsors have raised over $67,000 for this cancer program.


 “I’m sure we all know someone who had or who is fighting cancer,” said Dorothy Hughes, a re-tired pharmacist at BBC. “I want to express my thanks to all who participated in honoring the memory of Gene.  The monies we raised together will make life a little more joyful 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 treatments, died of cancer in 2008.