Thursday, January 14, 2010

Golf Challenge Raises Money for Cancer Patients

Thanks to one skilled New Jersey golfer, there is even more help available for LifeBridge Health cancer patients.

In November, the annual LifeBridge Health Golf Challenge was held at Chestnut Ridge Country Club, raising more than $93,000 for the Patient Assistance Fund at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute of LifeBridge Health. The fund assists those undergoing cancer treatment at Sinai and Northwest hospitals with prescription drugs, transportation to and from treatments, and other expenses not covered by insurance. The money raised at the challenge exceeded the 2009 goal by $8,000.

But the excitement wasn't over. This LifeBridge Health golf challenge included an auction where one of the items was a trip to Pebble Beach for the Lexus Champions for Charity golf tournament. This trip was generously donated by Len Stoler Lexus. New Jersey resident Rich Mulvey was the winning bidder of the auction package, and he tied for ninth place in the Champions tournament. As a result, LifeBridge Health received a check for the patient assistence fund for $1,000 from Lexus.

The 2010 LifeBridge Health Golf Challenge will be in late August - stay tuned for additional details.

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