Hilghman Cancer Fund Makes Donation to Clark Comprehensive Breast Center


The Bonnie Hilghman Cancer Fund presents the donation to the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. Shown from left to right are Leigh Marquess, directorr of Wellness Promotions, Caroline County Health Department; Duane Hilghman; F. Graham Lee, vice president of philanthropy; Melissa Kelly, practice manager, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center; Patty Plaskon, coordinator of Oncology Social Work, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

The University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a donation of $10,000 from the Bonnie Hilghman Cancer Fund, in support of its 2016 golf tournament, benefiting the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Funds raised from this year’s tournament will help fund the Wellness for Women program, an educational and breast screening program that promotes early detection of breast cancer.

Since 2005, the Bonnie Hilghman Cancer Fund has given more than $100,000 in grants to help residents of the Mid-Shore who are fighting cancer.

The mission of the Bonnie Hilghman Cancer Fund is to help nonprofit organizations, which provide services to cancer patients, including chemotherapy, necessary medications, transportation costs, child care, housekeeping or nursing care.

For more information, contact Duane Hilghman at 410-310-7696 or dhilghman@verizon.net.