In July, Manhattan Ridge Advisors shared on our blog and via social media the story of five-year-old Brooke Healey, who lost her battle against DIPG, an aggressive disease that attacked her brain stem. In support of Brooke and the Healey family, our team sponsored The Brooke Healey Foundation’s first annual Golf Outing Fundraiser, held on August 25, 2014 at the New Jersey National Golf Club in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The fundraiser was part of a concerted effort to raise funds to help find a cure for pediatric cancer and to provide a community of loving support for the families of those affected by the disease.
Thanks to the effort of the members of the Brooke Healey Foundation and the support of the sponsors of the event, the first Golf Outing Fundraiser was a great success, with many showing their support of the cause. The event had 28 full
foursome teams play, for a total of 112 golfers. In addition to those who showed their support on the green, 60 non-golfers attended the dinner to honor Brooke and help support the foundation’s efforts to build awareness of the disease and raise funds for its goals. In addition, many generous donations were made for a live auction and a silent auction in order to aid the cause.
Manhattan Ridge Advisors is proud to announce that the first annual event netted just over $40,000 for the Brooke Healey Foundation. We acknowledge and applaud the hard work and dedication of all those involved in the fundraiser, as well as the continued support of those who recognize that pediatric cancers are a daily battle for the children and families who live through them.
Please show your support by liking Team Brooke Healey on Facebook and continuing to follow and participate in the fundraising events on the Brooke Healey Foundation website. Together, we can all help in the battle against pediatric cancer.