This novel fundraising event, which was organized by my good friend Michael O'Rourke, was a great success. Despite the 100+ degree heat, I finished 100 holes in a surprisingly fast time of 7 hours...to speed things up I played two balls on every hole. I took a total of 526 shots and thanks to some liberal score-keeping and opportunistic Mulligans, I had 21 Pars and 1 Birdie!
A foursome including two doctors from Stamford Hospital also participated. In total, we raised $35,000 for my Fellowship program! Of this amount, $20,000 is being allocated to fund my Fellowship 2016 program at Greenwich Hospital and $15,000 to Stamford Hospital.
To increase awareness and, more importantly, to help raise money to fund the expansion of my highly successful Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program in Susan’s loving memory, I am planning to participate in a Golf Marathon on September 8th at Innis Arden Golf Club from sun-up to sun-down where I will attempt to play 100 holes of golf. I am contacting you to ask you to please consider sponsoring me by pledging $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, or $10.00 per hole that I play to help me raise money for this valuable Fellowship program. All money raised will go directly to support the cost of my wonderful Flynn Fellows (i.e. summer Interns), who receive an average stipend of $5,000 per Intern.
My Goal is to raise $15,000.00 through this special event, which will cover the cost of 3 of the 6 additional Intern positions I plan to add in 2016, thereby expanding my Fellowship program next summer to 30 Interns. If you are interested in participating in this fundraising initiative, please let me know via email - email@example.com by September 1st, 2015 the dollar amount per hole you are willing to Pledge. Also, if you know of any other potentially interested contributors, please feel free to forward this information to them.
Thank you for your consideration!
- Fred Flynn
The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program was successfully “piloted” last summer 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.
This year the program was expanded to include New York Presbyterian Hospital, Hospital of UPenn, Emory University Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and St. Vincent’s Hospital. Over time with your ongoing support the goal is to expand the program nationally.