Our 2nd annual Golf Marathon fundraiser, which was organized by my dear friend Michael O'Rourke, was a tremendous success. This year one of the real highlight’s was my son Matt’s participation. Our goal was to play 100 holes. However, after teeing off at 7:00am, a spirited Flynn family competition ensued. We ultimately agreed to call it a draw almost 11 hours later after we each had played 126 holes!
I took nearly 700 shots and managed to achieve 3 birdies and 17 pars despite shattering the course single day record for lost golf balls. Not surprisingly, Matt played much more efficiently… in any event, the weather was beautiful and we had lots of fun.
More importantly, WE RAISED OVER $50,000 (well exceeding last year’s $35,000 total) to help sustain my unique Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program--how great is that!
Thank you to the more than 100 individual donors who contributed to the amazing success of this novel fundraising effort.
The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program was developed and successfully implemented in 2014, initially at Greenwich Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Wentworth Douglass Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Its goal is to attract, inspire, and support the professional development of the next generation of Oncology Nurses. By providing aspiring nurses (rising seniors competitively selected from several of the country’s top undergraduate nursing schools) with a comprehensive clinical exposure to oncology nursing and expert training in compassionate care (through an on-site, intensive 8-week Internship at various of the country’s leading cancer hospitals), our aim is to improve the future quality of nursing care for cancer patients and their families.
In 2016 the program was expanded to include a total of 15 leading cancer care hospitals and several of the country’s leading undergraduate nursing schools. See PROGRAMS section for a summary of the current Hospital and Nursing School program participants.