Teeing It Up For The Cancer Center
Fremont– Friends, supporters and community partners from across Newaygo County and beyond teed up on a sunny Friday morning to raise $35,000 in support of Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s fundraiser for its cancer center in Fremont. The annual Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Golf Scramble presented by RTS Construction Group attracted 84 golfers who helped set a new high mark today in the event’s 17-year history.
“Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is truly grateful to so many generous individuals and local businesses who stepped up to support a facility that serves so many families in our community,” said Gerber Memorial Fund Development Director Paul Bedient. “As our cancer center sees more and more patients every year, we are committed to growing to meet our patients’ needs so they continue to get quality care and exceptional patient experience right here in our backyard. We’re appreciative to our title sponsor, RTS Construction Group, as well as more than 50 sponsors and donors who helped make this community event a success.”
The Spectrum Health Cancer Center at Gerber Memorial sees 875 patients, an increase of 75 patients compared to a year ago, with many of them from the Newaygo County area.
In 2016, Gerber Memorial’s annual cancer golf fundraiser raised $31,000 for the cancer center – the previous record. Those funds helped remodel patient treatment rooms, get two iPads patients can use during treatment sessions and purchase two automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, for the cancer center.
For further questions about Spectrum Health Foundation Gerber Memorial, please contact Specialist Loretta Towne at 231.924.3681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.