Cataldo Ambulance Service Donates Proceeds from 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Boston
Somerville, MA – On Wednesday, May 21, Cataldo Ambulance Service held its 22nd annual charity golf tournament, Swing Fore Hope, to benefit the American Cancer Society’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Boston. Thanks to the generosity of Cataldo Ambulance and all those involved, this year’s donation to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Boston is $30,000. In the past 22 years of tournament play, Cataldo Ambulance Service has donated over $600,000 to ACS and other nonprofit and community organizations.
This year’s tournament, held at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, boasted over 120 golfers whom participated in a full day of activities. Over 50 companies and numerous individuals contributed to support the sizable donation presented to the American Cancer Society and over 25 companies were represented in the tournament play. Golfers were first provided with a social registration hour including lunch, followed by a shotgun start at noon. The post-play activities included dinner and awards ceremony, raffle items and a silent auction.
Cataldo Ambulance Service is humbled by the continued success of the annual golf tournament and truly appreciates the contributions received during these challenging economic times. The success of this tournament is a credit to all of the sponsors, company staff, volunteers and participants. Without them, Cataldo Ambulance would not have been able to make so many generous contributions to the American Cancer Society throughout the years. As in the past 21 years, Cataldo Ambulance is honored to donate the tournament proceeds to the American Cancer Society; and extends endless thanks for our sponsors and golfers roles in supporting this remarkable facility.
AstraZeneca Hope Lodge
In November 2008, the American Cancer Society opened the doors of the new AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, a wonderful facility in the heart of Boston’s most applauded medical institutions. Since its opening, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston has provided over 45,000 nights of free lodging to 1,450 cancer patients from 46 states and 12 countries, saving them more than $8.2 million in housing costs. The Lodge provides approximately 14,000 nights of free lodging to cancer patients every year. A typical guest spends six weeks at the Lodge, saving more than $7,000. With a waiting list of up to five weeks, the need for the Hope Lodge is continuously growing; and participation in this event helps to ensure that the ACS can continue to provide this much needed service.
Cataldo Ambulance Service
Cataldo Ambulance Service, and Atlantic Ambulance Service(a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 15 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 21 base locations throughout Massachusetts covering Greater Boston and the North Shore. They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth. Cataldo Ambulance Service is the only ambulance service to be a member of the BBB for the past 25 years.