On July 15, 2016, the Foreman Foundation hosted the 21st Annual Golf Outing at Scotch Valley Country Club to help raise and donate money to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for melanoma cancer research. A total of 60 golfers participated in this year’s outing and contributed to the overall donation amount of $20,000!
The golfers were in a scramble representing different companies. The 18-hole tournament was followed up with putting and chipping contests. The winners were Don DeGol with the DeGol Organization and Dave Price golfing with the Armstrong World Industries team, respectively.
After golf, the Board (Phillip Foreman, Chairman joined by Janice Abelove, Dr. John Scola, Cheryl Bruno Gamber, Steve Swarney, and Scott Clouden, 2016 VP) presented the $20,000 check to Dr. Gavin Robertson, Melanoma Laboratory Director at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Robertson gave a presentation showing how the attendees’ generous donations aid in research findings and where the melanoma lab is headed in the future.
Drew McCausland, a Board Member and licensed dermatologist, performed free skin screenings throughout the day. He and his wife Carla processed over twenty screenings. A few years ago these screenings spotted a suspicious mole. “McCausland saved someone’s life that day,” Foreman said. “This young individual had no idea she had skin cancer and luckily he found it. She made a doctor’s appointment for the following Monday. This is why we created this foundation – to make a difference.”
The Foundation has donated over $1.2m to melanoma cancer research and boasts a well-rounded panel of Board members. If you or someone you know is interested in more information on becoming an important member of this life-saving organization or you would like to donate, please contact Betsy Stubna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Foreman Foundation is to raise funds for medical research that will lead to the cure for melanoma cancer, while heightening awareness as to the causes and symptoms of this disease. In 1996, Phillip Foreman founded the Foreman Foundation in memory of his friend, John Bruno Jr., whose life was taken by melanoma cancer at the age of 27. In the year 2000, with the help of our contributors and the cooperation of the Penn State College of Medicine, The Foreman Foundation Melanoma Research Laboratory was established at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.
Since our inception, we have set our goals high and continue to achieve our mission of helping to discover a cure for melanoma cancer. For more information, visit our website.
Foreman Foundation Board of Directors:
Cheryl Bruno Gamber
Annette van Eeden
Dr. John Scola
Stephen Swarney, JD