The Rainbow Fund at Berger Health Foundation Receives Gift from Jeff Ankrom Memorial Golf Outing


Circleville, OH – June 2011 –Harry Rubin, representing the Jeff Ankrom Memorial Golf Outing, recently presented a gift of more than $25,000 to the Rainbow Fund at Berger Health Foundation.  The funds were raised from the generous sponsors, donors, golfers, and presenting sponsor, The Savings Bank, at the annual tournament, held June 17 at Crown Hill Golf Club.


The Flight A winners were the team of Troy Farley, Will Robbins, Mike Defliece and Zach Sebert.  The Flight B winners from The Savings Bank were Jeff Farthing, Jay Elsea, Kevin Bennington and Keith Summers.  The Women's Flight winners were the Gals of Grove City Family Dentistry team of Chris Lent, Suzi Geddes, Maria Cooper and Lois Girbert.


The 2011 tournament honoree was Ernest "Snap" Ankrom, Jeff Ankrom's father.  Snap Ankrom, a well-known and well-liked member of the Circleville community, served the nation in World War II, where he survived as a prisoner of war, ultimately making it back to Circleville where he lived until his death in October of 2009.


The Rainbow Fund was originally created in 2007 from part of the event proceeds.  According to Rubin, the assistance program was named the Rainbow Fund because, "A rainbow is always considered a sign of hope, and it is the goal of the Ankrom committee to bring hope to local cancer patients in need."


Since the fund's inception, dozens of local Bradley Cancer Center patients and their families have received assistance with home and car repairs, groceries, gas and transportation, utilities, medical equipment, appliances, furniture, medications and even personal needs.ankrom 048 enhanced


The purpose of the Rainbow Fund is to assist Bradley Cancer Center patients with uncovered financial needs for, but not limited to, simple things during their treatment and recovery process.


The Berger Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 2004.  The Foundation perpetuates the legacy of philanthropy and programmatic growth for health care and wellness as envisioned and delivered by Berger Health System.  The Bradley Cancer Center is one of a number of Berger healthcare programs supported by the Foundation.


Pictured right are pilot, Bruce Cook and co-organizer of the event, Harry Rubin, getting ready to take off for the golf ball drop, which has become a popular part of the Outing.