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Published on September 19, 2012

Mercy Golf Classic Raises $120,000 for Cancer Care Programs at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals

Darby, PA (September 19, 2012) - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital hosted the 18th Annual Mercy Golf Classic on September 17, raising $120,000 in proceeds directly benefiting the Mercy Cancer Care program. More than 100 golfers participated in the event, held at the Aronimink Golf Club, home of 2010 and 2011 AT&T National.

“It is so incredibly important to be able to provide cancer care programs to the members of our community and those who are patients,” said Kathryn Conallen, CEO and Senior Vice President of Acute Care Operations. “The support of our sponsors truly allows us to meet the standards of quality cancer care, and we are especially grateful for their contributions to this great cause.”

Over the years, the Golf Classic has attracted numerous sponsors whose support has helped successfully raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. This year, Premier Partners included Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and Duane Morris while Stevens & Lee was a Platinum Sponsor.

"The annual Mercy Golf Classic has evolved into the premier fundraising event for Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals,” stated Lindsay Warren, Director of Development for both Hospitals. “Now in its 18th year, the Mercy Golf Classic has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer care programs at both hospitals."

The comprehensive Mercy Cancer Care program includes community screenings and education, advanced diagnostics and imaging, care coordination by specially-trained nurse navigators, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, minimally invasive surgery, access to genetic counseling, rehabilitation, wound care, Spiritual Counseling and support groups.

For more information about Mercy Cancer Care, contact the Cancer Care Nurse Navigators at each hospital:
Joy Hepkins, RN OCN - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital: 610.237.2648
Karen Fox, RN OCN - Mercy Philadelphia Hospital: 215.748.9411

For more information about the Mercy Golf Classic and supporting Mercy Cancer Care, contact Development Director Lindsay Warren at 610.237.5058.

Ann D’Antonio

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
610.567.5334
adantonio@mercyhealth.org
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

610.731.1481
Before or after normal business hours

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
610.237.4000

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
501 S. 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215.748.9000

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