The 12th annual Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament recently raised about $9,000 for the Margery Coughlin Pawluk Cancer Patient Needs Fund.
This fund helps patients of the Sands Center Center — on the Thompson Health campus in Canandaigua — with the unexpected costs of a long illness. The fund provides for necessities including groceries, gas cards, utility bills, specialized medical needs and some home renovations.
Since its inception, the Pawluk tournament has raised a total of more than $100,000 for the fund, created in memory of a Naples resident who was a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Canandaigua as well as a mother of three.
This year’s tournament was held June 9 at Reservoir Creek Golf Course in Naples. Winners of the senior division were Bruce Didsbury, Richard Leschorn, William Levinson and Tom Pawluk. Winners of the mixed division were Dave Ciprich, Joan LeRoy, Marty Sample and Susie Yarnall. In the regular division, the first-place team was Chris Annesi, Chris Donnellan, Mike Sheedy and Chris Sherman; the second-place team was Rich Baird, Pat Edgerton, Pauly Gregorius and Larry Vrable; and the third-place team was Gene Beaumont, Wayne Chanler, Frank Gendreau and Gary Pickering.
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, of which the Sands Cancer Center is a part, served as a dinner sponsor at the tournament along with Constellation Brands, Lakeside ENT & Allergy, Mitchell-Joseph Insurance Agency and Naples Rotary Club
Tournament organizer Tom Pawluk thanked Marianne Albrecht, Jo-Anne Healy and Kathleen Higgins, plus the many volunteers, community donors, local merchants and participants who made the event possible.