Golf Outing Raises Money to Support Cancer Care

Published on September 15, 2017

Golf Outing Supports Cancer Care

The Gene L. Hughes Memorial Golf Outing raised $16,700 this year in support of cancer patients at Bronson Cancer Care Center - Battle Creek. This is the Hughes Family Presents Checkeighth year golfers and sponsors have joined in this fun afternoon fundraiser in memory of Gene L. Hughes, Sr.

Gifts to the Bronson Health Foundation’s Battle Creek Cancer Care Fund are used to provide cancer patients who have little or no insurance get access to needed medications, transportation, nourishment and other special needs. Over the past eight years, golfers and sponsors at the golf event have raised more than $135,000 for the fund.

 “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.  “While the golfers and sponsors may not meet the individuals they are helping, they can be assured they are making a positive difference in the lives of those battling cancer. I want to share my appreciation with those who volunteered, donated or played to help make this a successful event.”

 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.

Pictured L-R: Gene L. Hughes II, Dorothy E. Hughes, widow of the late Gene Hughes, and grandchildren Gianna and Anthony present a check to Bronson’s Ronald Boersma and Shaun Phillips, PharmD.