Gerber Memorial golf scramble raises over $35,000
FREMONT – Despite the windy and cooler-than-average temperatures, 24 teams of 96 golfers teed off Friday, June 22, in the 18th annual Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial golf scramble sponsored by RTS Construction Group, LLC and Brant Electric LLC.
“We are truly grateful to our local businesses and community who support the foundation and events such as this,” said Loretta Towne, Spectrum Health Foundation Gerber Memorial specialist. “Our cancer center is committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to high-quality, cutting edge health care and resources to improve the overall wellness of our neighbors. We are so appreciative of our generous sponsors, local businesses and community who participated in our event this year.”
The scenic and challenging 18-hole course offered fun, including a chance to win $10,000 cash for a hole-in-one, which went unclaimed, a dog ball drop where therapy dogs Majik and Stella helped golfers get closer to the hole, team photos taken by FUZE Media Group along with door prizes and raffle drawings.
With over 32 sponsors, the event raised $35,910, an event record, which will benefit the Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Cancer Center.
The Spectrum Health Cancer Center at Gerber Memorial sees 2,912 patients, an increase of 150 patients compared to a year ago, with many of them from the Newaygo County area.
In 2017, Gerber Memorial’s annual golf fundraiser raised $30,919 for the cancer center – the previous record. Those funds helped improve flooring, add automatic door openers, widen the doorways and added a new consultation room.
To learn more on how you can support Spectrum Health Foundation Gerber Memorial, please contact Loretta Towne at 231.924.3681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org