Golf event June 22 to raise funds for Gerber Memorial’s increasingly busy cancer center
Fremont– Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial will host a golf scramble fundraiser on Friday, June 22, at Waters Edge Golf Course in Fremont to support the hospital’s local cancer center. The 18th Annual Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Golf Scramble starts at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and ends with a lunch at 2 p.m.
Fee is $150 per person, and includes continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and prizes. The cost for a foursome is $600. Waters Edge is located at 1100 Ramshorn, Fremont, 49412.
“Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s Cancer Center is truly a community asset that has served families so they can get their care locally, and the golf scramble is an opportunity to raise much-needed funds that help improve the center,” said Loretta Towne, Spectrum Health Foundation at Gerber Memorial specialist. “Gerber Memorial is extremely grateful to have the continuing support of our community and our sponsors. Our cancer center sees more patients every year, and the generous support from our community will definitely go toward a great cause.”
Registration is now open online: give.spectrumhealth.org/gerber-memorial/golf. Towne encouraged interested parties to register early and sponsorships are available, starting with tee sponsors at $200 and up.
In 2017, Gerber Memorial’s Cancer Center saw 3,103 patients, with 266 of them new patients.
The 2017 golf scramble raised more than $30,000 and helped fund a new consultation room. The new space now provides privacy for providers to meet with patients and their families to discuss their diagnosis, treatments, and procedures. It is important for individuals to have this space during what can be very difficult conversations. The funds also improved flooring in the oncology department’s patient rooms. This solid surface flooring allows for easier cleaning, which results in improved safety by reducing the likelihood of patients and visitors being exposed to residual hazardous medication. In addition, the funds helped widen the doorways and add powered door openers, easing access for those with walkers and wheelchairs.
Lunch at the golf scramble will be catered by Lakes 23 Restaurant and Pub at Waters Edge, with pulled BBQ pork sandwiches, pub chips, pasta salad and chocolate brownies.
Further questions about donations to the outing or registration can be directed to Towne at 231.924.3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.