Shore Medical Center’s A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament Raises $206,000 for Cancer Care

Volunteers take a break from registering golfers at Shore Medical Center’s A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament benefiting cancer care held at Greate Bay Country Club Nov. 2. The tournament raised $206,000. Pictured left to right is Lisa DiTroia, South Dennis; Sue Marino, Linwood; Bonnie Hamilton, Egg Harbor Township; Barbara Ridge, Linwood; Fran Kaplan, Margate; and Mary McGuckin, Ocean City. 

November 06, 2020

Nothing will stop Shore Medical Center supporters from doing all they can to help people battling cancer at Shore - not COVID, and certainly not 40 mph winds, like those that golfers contended with on Monday, Nov. 2 at Shore’s A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament at Greate Bay Country Club. Thanks to multiple generous sponsors and individuals, the tournament raised $206,000 to benefit Shore Cancer Center. 

More than 130 golfers and friends of Shore Medical Center braved the cold and wind to compete in the tournament, which featured three hole-in-one prizes including a BMW and a chance for the winning foursome to compete in a $1 million shoot-out. While there wasn’t a hole-in-one, there was clearly one big winner – the patients receiving care at Shore Cancer Center. 

David Hughes, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer for Shore Medical Center, says the tournament was held in lieu of the medical center’s annual cancer gala, which has raised more than $2.5 million in the past five years. 

“The need for high-quality cancer care close to home doesn’t stop because of a pandemic. Our generous supporters stepped up in a big way to help us raise much-needed funds for our Cancer Center. We can’t thank them enough,” Hughes said. “These funds allow us to continue to grow the cancer program, serve more people, and ultimately save more lives.”

In addition to breakfast and a post-event reception of butlered hors d’ oeuvres, golfers also enjoyed a variety of food stations along the course. After the tournament, Dr. Vijay Sandilya, medical director of Shore Cancer Center, addressed the crowd to thank them for their support.