The family of Danette Henry recently presented a check to the Memorial Health Care System Foundation for $20,546, representing proceeds raised during the sixth annual Danette Henry Memorial Golf Tournament.
To date, the Henry family has donated more than $104,000 to the foundation.
Danette Henry battled ovarian cancer for 5 1/2 years, losing her battle in January 2008. After her death, the family wanted to help other cancer patients and their families, rather than just focusing on the loss of Danette.
“Our family would like to thank the foundation at Memorial and all of our contributors for their continued support in helping us raise awareness for ovarian cancer,” said Jenni Giannourakis, daughter of Danette Henry. “We know firsthand how difficult and exhausting cancer treatment can be. Because of our experience, we wanted to find a way to help ease the journey of other cancer patients and their families.”
In 2012, the Danette Henry Family Waiting Oasis opened in Memorial’s Joseph H. and Alice E. Davenport Outpatient Infusion Center. The Oasis provides families and friends of cancer patients a comfortable, calming environment to relax in while patients receive infusion therapy.
The annual tournament is held in Cleveland to raise money for the fund and to increase awareness of ovarian cancer. Additionally, those wanting to advance Memorial’s treatment of all types of cancer may make contributions to the Danette Henry Ovarian Cancer Fund.
For information about giving opportunities at Memorial, visit www.memorial.org/foundation.
Memorial Health Care System is a nonprofit, faith-based health care organization dedicated to the healing ministry of the church. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services.
Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 4,000 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.