Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, the SenioRITAs at Sawgrass committee presented $30,000 to our Cancer Research Endowment at Baptist Medical Center Beaches. With this donation from the October, 2015 SenioRITAs women's tennis event at Sawgrass Country Club, the Endowment now is $100,000.00 plus a matching donation of $100,000 from the Baptist Health Foundation. Annual proceeds will help underserved cancer patients receive mammograms and additional critical cancer treatments at Baptist Beaches.
On January 25, 2016, the SenioRITAs at Sawgrass committee presented Dr. Al Copland of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville a check for $45,000.00 to continue our support of his NNN cancer research. His research has produced new compounds that are currently awaiting clinical trial approval.
The RITA Foundation, with support from the Cimarron Ladies Golf Association, combined to present $12,000 to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. These funds will be added to our Research Cancer Endowment currently at $ 114,000.00.Proceeds from the Endowment are directed to Dr. Al Copland and his research team.
February 4, 2016