Pictured left to right is Jane Davis, GBWGA; Liz Mead, GBWGA; Robin Crowley, GBWGA; Sue Webb, GBWGA and Swing; Marilouise Berdow, GBWGA; Lisa Boccabella, Manager, Auxiliary; Angela Bailey, Manager, Cancer Community Outreach, Shore Medical Center; Heidi Angelastro, Shore Auxiliary Chair; Brenda Martello, Shore Auxiliary Vice Chair; Joann Stroble, Shore Auxiliary. Swing Tournament committee members not pictured are Marge Levine and Sue Shirk.
For the third year in a row, the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association (GBWGA) stepped up in a big way to help local women who are undergoing cancer treatment at Shore Cancer Center. Through their annual Swing Golf Tournament, which was held Oct. 1 at Greate Bay Country Club, the GBWGA raised more than $57,000. Proceeds were donated to the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center, which makes the funds available to women in need to help cover expenses related to cancer treatment, and gain access to important screenings.
Sue Webb, chairperson of the Swing Golf Tournament committee, says the GBWGA is thrilled to be able to help women directly.
“The best thing about this tournament is that every single nickel we raise goes directly to a woman who desperately needs it. It relieves their financial stress and helps them get treatment they might not otherwise be able to have. We feel we are making a difference in people’s lives, and that’s just incredibly satisfying, not only for those of us on the Swing Golf Tournament committee, but the entire Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association,” Webb said. “This is our one and only charity we support, and we couldn’t be happier.”
The Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association is made up of 70 female golfers, the majority of whom are actively involved in helping to make the tournament a success, through cash donations, volunteerism, golfing, and support of the auction. While there is a handful of members who serve on the SWING Tournament Committee, it is the entire GBWGA that makes this event happen.
The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center is part of the Shore Medical Center Planned Giving and Development Department and is made up of dedicated volunteers who work throughout the year on initiatives that include the hospital gift shop, thrift shops, golf tournaments and other community events. Since the Auxiliary’s inception in 1940, the Auxiliary has donated more than $12 million to Shore Medical Center.