Two local companies teamed up last month to help benefit a local nonprofit that works to provide essential care to cancer patients working on maintaining their independence through the treatment process.
Jarrett Law Office joined with TLC Homecare & Nursing Associates, both of South Burlington, to put on a nine-hole golf tournament called Golfing4Life, which brought together golfers, sponsors and a raft of volunteers and donors to support a Williston-based organization called the Cancer Patient Support Foundation.
The event’s goal was to raise money for the emergency relief fund managed by the Cancer Patient Support Foundation, or CPSF, which helps financially support patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and their families.
Twenty-four local businesses, as well as a number of individual donors, came out to contribute to the fundraiser for the relief fund, and both the foundation and the businesses were blown away by the success of the day: $6,500 was raised over the few hours of the inaugural event, and donations continued to trickle in over the days that followed.
“The amazing success of Golfing4Life will have a huge impact on local cancer patients and their families,” said Sarah Lemnah, executive director at CPSF. “[We] would like to thank all of the golfers, donors and sponsors for making this event such a huge success for local cancer patients. In particular, CPSF would like to recognize TLC HomeCare & Nursing and Jarrett Law for making this event a reality,” she said.
“Many of the cancer patients we serve through our Emergency Fund struggle with everyday expenses to cover their basic needs from transportation to treatment, housing, utilities, food and childcare.
“When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the last thing they should worry about is how to feed their family and keep a roof over their heads or question if they can afford the gasoline to get to treatment.”
“Together we can make sure that cancer patients and their families have the support they need,” she said.
—Jess Wisloski, Observer staff