PHCS News

Golf Outing Nets $229,000 to Benefit Patients with Cancer

Jun 24, 2014
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Top sponsors and Golf Outing Committee members celebrate the outing's highest-ever net revenue. Left to right, Steve Gately, Spacelabs Healthcare; Bob Holmes, Spacelabs Healthcare; James Demetriades, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Princeton HealthCare System, and Golf Outing Committee Co-Chair; Anne O'Neill, Executive Director, The Scheide Fund and Golf Outing Committee member; Edward E. Matthews, Honorary Chair and Golf Outing Committee member; Adam Levine, SEI Management, Golf Outing Committee member; and Glenn Mekles, Conner Strong & Buckelew, Golf Outing Committee Co-Chair. 

Princeton HealthCare System's 19th Annual Golf Outing raised more than $229,000, the highest net proceeds in the event's history, to support the Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP).

Held on June 10, 2014, at the Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J., the outing drew 160 participants.

The Matthews Center for Cancer Care's multidisciplinary team provides patients with advanced clinical care and compassionate support in a modern, warm setting. By providing a complete continuum of care, the Center gives patients with cancer full access to the specialized clinical services, rehabilitative care and support they need during treatment and recovery.

Grand Slam sponsors—who contributed $15,000 or more for the PHCS Golf Outing—included Spacelabs Healthcare, Edward E. Matthews, Bill and Judith Scheide, Conner, Strong & Buckelew and SEI Investment Management. Champion sponsors ($10,000 to $14,999) included Duane Morris, Pepper Hamilton, Princeton Anesthesia and Trammell Crow. These nine sponsors combined to contribute more than $150,000. In total, 85 companies and individuals who do business or live in the region supported the event.

"My late wife, Marie, battled cancer for many years and one of the greatest challenges in her care was the need to travel in order to access cutting-edge treatments," said Mr. Matthews, Honorary Chair of the 2014 PHCS Golf Outing Committee, Chairman Emeritus of the PHCS Board of Trustees, and member of the PHCS Foundation Board of Directors. "This is why, when PHCS announced it was building a new hospital, we decided to invest our philanthropic dollars to help build a state-of-the-art cancer center where central New Jersey residents could access world-class care while remaining close to home. With continued support, we can ensure that the Matthews Center has the resources to stay on the cutting edge and further enhance its offerings, from preventive programs to the most advanced cancer treatments to navigation and support services."

To learn how you can support high-quality, comprehensive cancer care close to home, please call the PHCS Foundation at 609-252-8710.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org