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MGA/Scripps Golf Tournament at BallenIsles on March 19th, 2014, to Wipe Out Prostate Cancer

February 7th, 2014

Just like we go Pink, we also need to help out Blue.

Prostate Cancer usually occurs after the age of 50 and has the 2nd-highest rate of cancer-related death in the United States. Jack Robbins, a stage 3 prostate cancer survivor, is chairing an event in BallenIsles Country Club to help combat this disease. You will enjoy 18 holes of great golf, a meet & greet with PGA Tour Champion Bruce Fleisher, learn about the latest advances from the Scripps Chairman, Putting Contest, Silent Auction, Viking River Cruise for 2, and much more. See the invite from Jack Robbins below. You do not have to belong to BallenIsles to participate. All proceeds are tax deductible and go to Scripps Research.

Most Sincerely,

Jeff Lichtenstein


The Men’s Golf Association (MGA) of BallenIsles Country Club is sponsoring its 5th, Annual Golf Tournament for the eradication of Prostate Cancer on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014.

The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to fund cutting edge Prostate Cancer Research at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. They are our neighboring facility and part of one of the world’s largest and most successful not-for-profit research organization, Scripps has significant commitments to Prostate Cancer Research, ( Unlike other organizations every penny raised, (100%) of your contributions will be used to help find a cure for our Grandfathers, Fathers, Sons & Brothers whom we all love dearly.

The Men’s Golf Association of BallenIsles raised $105,860 at our last event and with your help, we hope to exceed that amount during our upcoming golf tournament. All donations will be net to the Scripps Research Institute; you will receive a letter attesting to the tax deductibility of your gift.

As we help in the battle against Prostate Cancer, the continued success of our event can only be attained by support and contributions from people and companies like you. The attached brochure outlines various opportunities to support this worthy cause. These opportunities range from Corporate Sponsorships to automobile leases, vacations, sports equipment, other products and gift certificates. They will be included in our live auction, silent auction, and raffle prizes.

We, of course, will list you as a supporter and a donor in our event signage and program as well as insert your business information in all of the participant’s gift bags. Each of our 3,500 residents will learn that you are a caring contributor to our community’s important Prostate Cancer Research Fund Drive. For more information about BallenIsles, please go to For information about Scripps, please refer to

We look forward to your positive response by February 28, 2014. Thanking you in advance for your support.


Jack Robbins
MGA/Prostate Cancer Committee Chair
Cell: (201) 522-2767


January 8th, 2014

We’ve all had friends and relatives that have been affected by Cancer. A great way to help against this horrible disease and conversely have fun with a lot of like-minded women is to participate in the 9th Annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Day.

What started as a small golf tournament now includes cards, shopping (I know my Mom will be there :), cocktail and auction, golf, bridge, croquet, tennis, spin, spin ride, splash and dash, and a 5K run.

Last year $210,000 was raised. Monies go to Scripps for Cancer Research.

Below is a schedule of events and contact information.  Get involved! You’ll have fun, meet some new friends and play a part an important part in fighting cancer.





Make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and survivors.


The 6 days of events and community fundraising activities will once again support

WCAD Fellowships in Cancer Research


The Scripps Research Institute Department of Cancer Biology

Jupiter, Florida


6 Sunsational Days January & February 2014


The 6 days of events and community fundraising activities promise to make 2014 WCAD bigger and more exciting than ever.




Saturday, January 11: Shop and Share at the Gardens Mall

Monday, January 27: WCAD Card Party – Scripps Florida

Tuesday, January 28: WCAD Cocktail Party & Auction – PGA National

Thursday, January 30: WCAD Golf, Bridge, Croquet & Luncheon – PGA National

Saturday February 1: WCAD Tennis Tournament – PGA National

Sunday, February 2: WCAD Splash n’ Dash, Research Ride and 5K Run/Walk


For additional information on all of these events, please contact Elaine Solomon: or tel (561) 694-6151.


8th Annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Day at PGA National

January 9th, 2013

Two of my immediate family members have had cancer. Both beat it. When my sister, Lisa, was 13 years of age, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My Mom, Bette, just a few years ago, was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer. Both had multiple surgeries and different types of treatments. Both Lisa and my Mom, with the help of great doctors and research that was in place before they developed their cancers, were able to defeat their cancer.

From February 9th–February 14th, the 8th Annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Day at PGA National offers a great time for everyone, while at the same time raising money for an incredibly important cause. Besides the huge golf tournament, there is a Tennis Round Robin, Croquet Tournament, Get Fit For Scripps, Kids Splash & Dash, a 26-mile Bike Ride, Canasta and Mah-Jong Card Party, and a Cocktail Party & Auction.

PGA National
Women’s Cancer Awareness Days

8th Annual Women's Cancer Awareness Day at PGA National

8th Annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Day at PGA National

“Women Making A Difference” A Review of 2012

In its first year of fundraising to benefit cancer research programs at Scripps Florida, PGA National’s Women’s Cancer Awareness Days (WCAD) held 4 sucssessful events and community activities to support post-doctoral fellowships in the department of cancer biology at Scripps Florida. Lead by co-chairs Elaine Solomon and Barbara Sedransk, along with dedicated and hard working committee members, WCAD raised over $160,000, excluding their best ever prior fundraising goal and making a 5-year commitment to Scripps.

Elaine Solomon, who founded and co-chairs the group, said that the 2012 events and the Jupiter-based biomedical research center were a perfect match.

“We wanted to put the money directly into cancer research and felt that Scripps Florida was doing the most exciting, intensive kinds of research that can make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and survivors – and they’re doing it right here, as members in our community,” Solomon said.

In existence since 2004, Women’s Cancer Awareness Days, with assistances from PGA National’s Women’s Golf Association and hosted by the PGA National Resort & Spa, brings together close to 750 men and women to make a difference in the lives of those who have faced or suffer with cancer.

Participants, including a team from Scripps Florida, chose among sports activities at Fit For Scripps!, a day that included a 5K walk/run, spin & yoga classes, croquet, tennis and golf tournaments, games of bridge or mah-jong, and Bobbi Brown makeovers presented by Bloomingdales of Palm Beach Gardens. Breakfast on each day was generously provided by Starbucks. An evening cocktail reception with a live and silent auction was held at the PGA Member’s Club. Plus, new to this year was a terrific Kids Biathlon – Splash & Dash! – a fun-filled morning welcoming families and children. All activities culminated at a luncheon held on February 2nd where over 400 guests cheered upon learning what their charitable efforts had achieved.

“Research takes creativity, hard work, and the support of groups like Women’s Cancer Awareness,” said John Cleveland, professor and founding chairman of the Department of Cancer Biology at Scripps Research. “We’re extremely grateful they decided to focus their efforts on behalf of Scripps Florida and lend their generous support. Together we can deliver hope to where it’s most needed – in finding new ways to treat cancer.”

Solomon thanked the crowd, noting, “Our success is due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of the people in the PGA National community and northern Palm Beach County.”

Upcoming Events:

Tennis Round Robin & Croquet Tournaments: 2/9/12
Get Fit For Scripps & Kids Splash & Dash + Bike Ride (26 miles) 2/10/12
Card Party (Canasta & Mahjong) 2/11/12

Golf Events:
18 hole Tournament
9 hole Tournament
Ladies from all the Country Clubs in the area form teams & compete on The Champion Course

Bridge Tournament 2/14/12
Tournament Awards Luncheon 2/14/12

Interested in playing or being a sponsor? Have a gift basket or something to donate?

For more information, please contact:
Elaine Solomon
(561) 317-9121


About Scripps

The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. Over the past decades, Scripps Research has developed a lengthy track record of major contributions to science and health, including laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. The institute employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists – including 3 Nobel laureates – work toward their next discoveries. The institute’s graduate program, which awards Ph.D. degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, see