In the mid 90’s, John Henderson visited a friend at the Dana Farber Cancer Center, and was so moved by the people he met there, both patients and staff, that he dedicated his life from that day on to raising funds to support the Jimmy Fund.
He started a golf tournament and was chairman for the first eight years, and co-chair until 2007. His tournament, named for another friend who passed away from cancer, raised over five million dollars for cancer research. When John spoke at the 2007 tournament, he told those in attendance “My family has been fortunate not to have been touched by cancer”. Little did anyone in attendance that night know, but several months later, John would be diagnosed with cancer, and less than four months after the diagnosis, on May 30th, 2008, he would succumb to the disease. At his family’s request, John was buried wearing his Jimmy Fund shirt and hat.
John touched a lot of lives, and although his memory will live on, he will be sorely missed.
Please help commemorate John by supporting the John Henderson Memorial Golf Tournament.
September 21, 2009,
Potowomut Golf Club, Warwick, RI
Diamond Sponsor: $10000, This Sponsor will have their name and logo on all literature and at several different high visibility locations on the course and in the club house. This sponsorship comes with 2 free foursomes.
Dinner Sponsor: $5000, This sponsor will have their name in the brochure, posted at every table during dinner and will have tee signs on the course. This sponsorship comes with 1 free foursome.
1/2 Dinner Sponsor: $2500, This sponsor’s name will appear alongside that of another company on the dinner tables, in the brochure and on the course. This sponsorship comes with 2 free golfers.
Lunch Sponsor: $2000 , This sponsor will have their name in the brochure, posted at every table during lunch and will have tee signs on the course. This sponsorship comes with 2 free golfers.
1/2 Lunch Sponsor: $1000, This sponsor’s name will appear alongside that of another company on the lunch tables, in the brochure and on the course.
Prize Hole Sponsor: $500 per hole (Limit 4). This sponsor’s name will appear at the tee box and side of the green on one of the four prize holes on the course. This sponsor will also be mentioned in the brochure.
Tee Sponsor: $100, This sponsor’s name will appear on a sign along the course.
Cart Sponsor: $20 per cart or $150 for $10 carts (Limit 30 carts total)
All sponsorships will include a company logo along with your company name on all signs and in the brochure. Please email a logo to: firstname.lastname@example.org before August 28, 2009 to ensure we have time to add it. Call Jeff Tenney at 617-610-4051 or John Batista at (401) 255-1492 with any questions.
Please Mail All Payments To:
RI Jimmy Fund Council
Attn: Barbara Livingstone
328 ½ Cherry Hill Rd.
Johnston, RI 02919
The Jimmy Fund
Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It can strike anyone and it affects us all. Man, Woman and Child. People aged 8 days to 80 years. Every day, 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. But with your help, the Jimmy Fund is beating cancer.
The Jimmy Fund has been working toward “a world without cancer” for more than 50 years – with the help of thousands of people like you.
Since 1948, when Dana-Farber founder Dr. Sidney Farber was pioneering early methods of chemotherapy in cramped quarters in the basement of Children’s Hospital, Jimmy Fund contributions have provided the underlying support for innovative cancer research at Dana-Farber.
Jimmy Fund dollars have enabled Dana-Farber’s researchers and clinicians to pursue new ideas and to make discoveries now in use worldwide:
- More advanced diagnostic tools to detect cancer earlier
- New drugs and new combinations of drugs to treat cancer more effectively and with fewer side effects
- More precise radiation techniques
- Better surgical options
- Deeper understanding of the factors that cause cancer and the development of therapies that prevent the disease.
New ways to treat cancers are continually being explored at Dana-Farber, and a new understanding of the basic genetic components of cancer cells has suggested cancer treatment strategies that would have been inconceivable only a decade ago.
Today, nearly 80 percent of children and more than 60 percent of adults with cancer are surviving. But we still have a long way to go: nearly 1.2 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year.
Each and every gift made to the Jimmy Fund is critical to Dana-Farber’s efforts to prevent, treat, and cure cancer. You can help by giving generously to the Jimmy Fund – because it takes more than courage to beat cancer.