The Michael A. Ruddo Foundation recently presented Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center with a check for $12,000 from the proceeds of the 10th annual Mike A. Ruddo Golf Invitational, held on May 11.

The annual tournament is held at the Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin, Maryland, on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

The Michael A. Ruddo Foundation was established in memory of Mike Ruddo, who received cancer treatment at Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center. The mission of the Ruddo Foundation is to raise funds for Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center in response to the care Ruddo and his family received while he was a patient. Since its inception, the Ruddo Foundation has donated over $92,000 in an endowment fund established in Ruddo’s name.

This endowment allows the clinical team at the Tunnell Cancer Center to continue to provide the same level of care they gave Ruddo during his treatment and will provide income in perpetuity to meet the continuing needs of future patients. Every year, Ruddo’s wife, Mabel and her children and grandchildren participate in playing and helping at the event.

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