Thirty-five Thousand Dollars Donated to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for Melanoma Research
Funds Donated in Memory of Former Penn State Punter John Bruno Jr. at Foreman Foundation 20th Annual Golf Outing
ZELIENOPLE, PA [July 27, 2015] On July 10, 2015, the Foreman Foundation hosted the 20th 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. This year the Foreman Foundation will be donating $35,000.
The golfers were in a four-person scramble representing different companies. The 18-hole tournament was followed up with putting and chipping contests. The winners were David DeGol/Tony Nastasi (tie) with the DeGol Organization and Vince Neese golfing with the CE Davis/Durolast team, respectively.
After golf, the Board (Phillip Foreman, Chairman joined by David DeGol, 2015 Vice President and Jan Abelove, 2015 President) presented a 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. Carla, his wife, assisted and together they processed over twenty screenings. Last year 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.”
Phillip Foreman thanked Betsy Stubna, Foreman Foundation’s Event Manager, for her work in coordinating the successful Scotch Valley Outing. He also thanked Tracy Jones, who was instrumental in securing many generous donations from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates sports teams, among others.
2014 President Mark Alden was pivotal in helping to raise the $35,000. He did an extraordinary job organizing an Outing of his own near Philadelphia earlier this summer, with all proceeds to benefit the Foreman Foundation. Both events were necessary for the Foundation to donate at this level.
$30,000 of the $35,000 goes directly to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for melanoma cancer research, while $5,000 will be used to sponsor a 10k foot race at the Hershey Chocolate Tour August 8 of this year. Last year the event at the Milton Hershey School was able to turn our $5,000 into $11,000 through this event, all going to support cancer research.
The Foundation has donated over $1.1m 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, or donating to, this life-saving organization please contact Betsy Stubna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Foreman Foundation:
The Foreman Foundation is part of the Foreman Group of Companies, which is comprised of the following companies:
- Foreman Architects Engineers (FAE), providing inspiring architecture and functional engineering for 60 years
- Foreman Program and Construction Managers (FPCM), increasing value in construction management for almost 25 years
- Foreman Design Build (FDB), providing single-source accountability for private clients for 5 years
- Foreman Building Commissioning (FBC), growing as it reaches 10 years of helping clients with all facets of their building systems.
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 http://www.foremangroup.com/about-foreman-group/foreman-foundation/
Foreman Foundation Board of Directors:
- Phillip Foreman
- Janice Abelove
- David DeGol
- Drew McCausland
- Mark Alden
- Cheryl Bruno Gamber
- Carol D’Alessandro
- Tracy Jones
- Annette van Eeden
- Scott Clouden