Memorial Golf Outing Supports Cancer Care at Bronson Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Gene L. Hughes Memorial Golf Outing raised $15,906 this year in memory of Gene L. Hughes, Sr. Proceeds from the ninth annual memorial event are directed to the Bronson Health Foundation in support of the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Fund.
Gifts to the Cancer Care 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, transportation, nourishment and other special needs. Over the past nine years, golfers and sponsors at the golf event have raised more than $150,000 to help those undergoing cancer treatment in Battle Creek.
“We are delighted to be able to present another check to the Bronson Health Foundation, knowing that money will be used to help many cancer patients in our area,” Dorothy Hughes, Gene’s widow and a retired clinical pharmacist at Bronson Battle Creek. “It truly shows that this is a caring community of individuals and businesses who want to make sure we are looking out for each other.”
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.
The Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Center has earned national recognition for the quality of cancer care it provides to the community. Recent honors include the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation, the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s Accreditation Program of Excellence, and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Together, these accreditations reflect the clinical excellence and wide variety of capabilities provided at The Cancer Care Center.
Photo caption: Gene L. Hughes II, Dorothy E. Hughes, widow of the late Gene Hughes, and grandchildren Gianna and Anthony present a check to Drs. Timothy Cox and Randy Mudge, Battle Creek Cancer Care Center and Shaun Phillips, vice president for clinical and pharmacy services for Bronson Healthcare.