40th Annual Northern NJ

Golf Classic

Join the American Cancer Society for a beautiful day of golf complete with amenities at the Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, NJ. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with friends and colleagues before tee time, followed by a day on the course with a barbecue lunch. After a day on the green, guests will return for dinner including cocktails, a top-notch live auction and an inspiring awards program.

This year we will be honoring:
Sung (Steve) Kwon, MD
Surgical Oncologist, Holy Name Medical Center
Robbie Bryan
Film Director, Writer and Producer

About The Event

 40TH ANNUAL NORTHERN NJ GOLF CLASSIC

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hackensack Golf Club
880 Soldier Hill Road, Oradell, NJ 07649

With your support, the American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community.

  • Largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946.
  • In just the past 17 years alone, the Northern NJ Golf Classic has raised over $3.8 million for the fight against cancer.
  • Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.

Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us.
We hope to see you there!

Schedule of the Day

8:30 am — Registration and Breakfast

10:00 am — Shotgun Start

10:00 am to 3:00 pm — Lunch is Available (Located Between 1st & 10th Tee)

3:00 pm — Cocktail Hour

  • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres on the patio
  • Live Entertainment by Jake Thistle

4:00 pm – Dinner Reception

  • Dinner & Welcome — Leon Grassi and George Siderias
  • Live Auction
  • Honorees — Bob Garrett, Ann O’Sullivan, and The Batt Family

Get Ready for the Fast Paced Live Auction

Derek Jeter Auction

Here are some of the live auction items from past years:

  • Autographed Derek Jeter Jersey
  • Threesome at Galloway & Eagle Oaks
  • New York Giant’s Experience
  • Custom Suit Experience
  • Saltwater Fishing Trip
  • Live Performance by Jake Thistle

Are you interested in donating an auction item this year?
If so, please contact Carolyn Lanza
(e): [email protected] (p): 973.232.2563

If you would like more information on the 40th Annual Northern New Jersey Golf Classic, becoming a sponsor, purchasing an ad in our program journal, or donating silent or live auction items, please contact your American Cancer Society Community Development Manager, Carolyn Lanza. 

Carolyn Lanza
Community Development Manager – Northeast Region
(e): [email protected]
(p): 973.232.2563

Checks can be mailed to the following address:
Attn: Northern NJ Golf Classic
American Cancer Society
986 S Springfield Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081

To learn more about the American Cancer Society and how you can help us to save lives,
Please visit cancer.org or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-227-2345.

SPONSORS

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SPONSORS

View some of our generous sponsors by hovering over the holes on our interactive map of the beautiful Hackensack Golf Club.
If you would like to partake in a round of golf or purchase an ad in our Tribute Journal on behalf of your company or an honoree, click below!

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CSI Leasing, Inc.

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Palo Alto Networks

Corporate SponsorsPar Foursome

$ 4,000

for ONE (1) foursome
  • Golf and ALL amenities *
  • Company Profile & Ad in the Tribute Journal (1 Page)
  • Recognition in the Tribute Journal and Day of Event Program
  • One (1) Hole and Tee Sign
  • Four (4) Dinner Tickets **
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Specialty SponsorsOptions

starting at $ 500

Four Choices
  • “Include recognition in the Tribute Journal and Event Program”
  • $1,500 Putting Green:
    Signage on Putting Green
  • $1,000 Beverage Cart:
    Signage on Beverage Cart
  • $1,000 Driving Range:
    Signage on Driving Range
  • $500 Hole and Tee Sign:
    One (1) Hole and Tee Sign
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IndividualOptions

starting at $ 150

Three Choices
  • $1,200 Fairway Twosome:
    Golf and ALL amenities for two (2) players *
    Two (2) Dinner Tickets **
  • $625 One for Golf:
    Golf and ALL Amenities for one (1) player
    One (1) Dinner Ticket **
  • $150 Dinner Ticket:
    Includes a cocktail hour with live entertainment, an exclusive live auction, open bar, dinner, and awards reception.
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*Golf and all amenities includes: day of golf with carts, lunch, beverages, dinner, and player gift
**Dinner tickets include: a cocktail hour with live entertainment, an exclusive live auction, open bar, dinner, and awards reception.

Get Involved!

What is the Impact of Your Effort and Donation?

National Impact

  • 99% of money came from special events, personal gifts, corporate gifts, etc.
  • 23% decline in cancer death rates since 1991; 1.7 million fewer cancer deaths
  • 1.7 million outreach interventions to reduce the unequal burden of cancer
  • 3,800 corporate partnerships to increase awareness for our cause
  • 150,000 petitions signed restoring $2B in research funding to the federal budget

New Jersey (2016)

  • 3,363 rides provided to New Jersey patients 
  • 1,215 nights of free or reduced cost lodging for New Jersey patients
  • Served 1,089 New Jersey patients through the Look Good Feel Better program
  • Served 264 New Jersey patients through the Reach to Recovery program
  • Provided 950 wigs and 638 head coverings to New Jersey patients 

“The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and
lead the fight for a world without cancer.”

Our Mission: We are a united force against all cancers, and we’re on a mission to save lives and celebrate life. Every single day.

What We’re Made Of: We do this by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring.

What We Do: Every action we take moves us one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. We encourage prevention by advocating for lifesaving changes, promoting early screening, and empowering others to make healthy lifestyle choices. We are relentless in our efforts to raise awareness by honoring the people we’ve lost, supporting those in treatment, and celebrating the lives we’ve saved. We foster innovation by conducting groundbreaking research and funding pioneering scientists. We inspire generosity by motivating communities to donate and mobilizing them to act. We deepen understanding by listening to those in need of support, and guiding them to essential resources. We provide care for everyone affected by cancer by delivering crucial health information and vital patient services.

Double Your Donation

While survival rates are climbing, help cannot come fast enough for the more than 4,000 Americans who are diagnosed with cancer each day. If your company has a matching gift program, please consider completing the appropriate documentation. 

How to Submit a Matching Gift Request

1. After an employee makes a contribution to the American Cancer Society, the employee asks their employer to match his/her gift to the Society.
2. The employee fills out a matching gift application form (supplied by the donor’s company), or submits a matching gift request online through their company’s website.

3. The matching gift application form or online verification request should be submitted to the local American Cancer Society office in Springfield:

American Cancer Society
Attn: Carolyn Lanza
986 S Springfield Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081

4. Once the gift is verified by the company, the company sends the local American Cancer Society office in Springfield a check for the match. Payout schedules vary for each company.

Our Honorees

Robert C. Garrett
Presenting Honoree

Robert C. Garrett is the co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network. As president and CEO of the Hackensack University Health Network, Mr. Garrett dramatically expanded the system through a series of acquisitions, partnerships, and affiliations. In July 2016, the network merged with Meridian Health creating New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, Hackensack Meridian Health.

With the merger of JFK Health in Edison this year, the network grew to 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, with 4,500 beds, 6,500 credentialed physicians, more than 160 patient care locations and 33,000 team members. This extensive breadth of services enables the network to reach two-thirds of New Jersey residents.

Under Mr. Garrett’s leadership, the network has forged exceptional partnerships to advance innovation, cancer treatment, and medical education. An historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will result in an exceptional uniform standard of care throughout the network as well as the opening of a jointly-operated outpatient center in New Jersey. The network is also opening New Jersey’s first private medical school in more than 50 years this summer with partner Seton Hall University.

Ann O'Sullivan
Presenting Honoree

Ann O’Sullivan had the very best role model as a nurse, her mother Joan. By raising four young children, and working diligently as a nurse; Joan showed Ann how to truly care for both family and patients.

Ann has over 20 years of nursing experience. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,  from Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) in 1994; Ann was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dominican College (Orangeburg, NY) in 1997. She began her nursing career at Pascack Valley Hospital,  in Westwood New Jersey, where she was a staff nurse for one year.  In 1999 she became an operating room nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

In June of this year,  Ann proudly celebrated her nineteenth year at MSKCC.

During those years Ann has been involved in thousands of surgical cases, mentored new nurses, traveled to nationwide nursing conferences, assisted MSKCC nursing to achieve Magnet Recognition, obtained her CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) and is a member of AORN (The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.)  She has held many patients hands and dried their tears in the scary minutes prior to their surgery.  Ann takes great pride in comforting patients, and their families as well as being the patient’s advocate during surgery.

Unfortunately, cancer’s reach is long and wide.   Ann is often called upon to help a family member, friend or community member who is diagnosed with this dreadful disease.   Helping them find the appropriate doctors or surgeons, and navigate the unknown road ahead, is an important role that has become all too familiar for Ann.

Being a nurse and caring for others is truly her calling in life.

Ann resides in Westwood, New Jersey with her husband, Mark and their sons, Nolan & James.

The Batt Family
Presenting Honoree

Our journey with cancer began in June of 2005 when Caylin, at just 3 years old, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Caylin went through 2 ½ years of treatment, which included surgery and chemotherapy.  Almost from the beginning, we knew that our lives would be forever changed. We just didn’t realize the impact cancer would have on all of us. As a family, we adapted to our “new normal”, the clinic visits, the visual changes in our little girl and the interrupted family time that we were so looking forward to as we anticipated the birth of Caylin’s little sister, Lily in August.  Over time the cancer became secondary to our daily routine, it became a part of our lives and we made room for what we needed to do.

Caylin ended her treatment in August of 2007 and we were all so grateful that this part of our life was over.  And then in January of 2010 Caylin’s dad, John, was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  As we did before, we made room in our lives for what was to come next – and for John that meant 2 surgeries and a few months to recuperate.

Today both John and Caylin are cancer free and doing really well!  We are so very grateful for their continued good health but we are determined to do everything we can to find a cure.

We know how important cancer research is and we are fully aware that without it, John and Caylin may have had very different experiences.  They are LIVING PROOF that we cannot stop until a cure is found.  This has become a mission within our family – Jack and Caylin have both participated in fundraising efforts over the past few years, Caylin is part of the leadership committee for Relay for Life and John and Chris both fundraise and raise awareness at different events throughout the year.

We know that not everyone has the same experience as ours, and we too have lost family members and friends to cancer.  It is another reason that we are committed to finding a cure.

Support the honorees by making a donation, becoming a sponsor, registering for the event, purchasing an ad in the tribute journal, or attending the reception & awards program.

40th Annual Northern New Jersey Golf Classic Committee

Co-Chairs

Leon Grassi
George Siderias

American Cancer Society

Ana Campoverde
Carolyn Lanza

Committee Members

Eric Bakker
Rob Holman
Bob Laurenzo
Kevin Lynch
Peyton McGinnis
Patrick Whyte
Joseph Reap
Roy Salley
Stephen Bellosi
Stephen Dorkham
Aaron Henschel

Peyton McGinnis
Brian Pepe
Joe Reap
Patrick Whyte

Thank you to all of our distinguished volunteers who serve on the American Cancer Society’s 40th Annual Northern New Jersey Golf Classic Committee. Their tireless work is instrumental to ensuring this event’s continued success.

Interested in joining our committee? Please contact Carolyn Lanza (e): [email protected] (p): 973.232.2563