PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY– On August 5th, YWCA Princeton hosted the 6th annual Dr. Sandra Gatt Memorial Golf Outing at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center transportation program at YWCA Princeton. The transportation program was established in honor of Dr. Gatt, a renowned surgeon and breast cancer patient who, while undergoing her own breast cancer treatment, saw a need for companionship and help with transportation.
This year, the golf outing raised over $69,000 for the transportation program, which serves an average of 70 women annually, and is a critical part of the Breast Cancer Resource Center. Other services provided by the Breast Cancer Resource Center that support breast cancer patients and survivors include distribution of wigs, bras, and prosthetics, individual and group counseling, fitness and nutrition classes, and integrative arts therapy.
“The funds raised from the Gatt Memorial Golf Outing are absolutely essential to our transportation program and we appreciate the community’s support,” said YWCA Princeton CEO Judy Hutton. “No woman should go without treatment due to lack of transportation or financial means, and this is something Dr. Sandra Gatt truly believed in. Our program brings women to their breast cancer appointments, but they don’t arrive alone—they are matched with a companion who is a breast cancer survivor herself.”
YWCA Princeton and the Breast Cancer Resource Center would like to thank the Gatt and Piscatelli families. YWCA Princeton and the Breast Cancer Resource Center would like to thank its sponsors: University Orthopaedic Associates; Consulting & Municipal Engineers; Dr. Charles J. Gatt, Jr.; Szaferman Lakind; Charles J. Gatt Sr.; Brenda Greenhaus; DCO Energy; Jingoli; and JAG-One Physical Therapy.
About YWCA Princeton
Established in 1922, the YWCA Princeton is a not-for-profit organization with thousands of members, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. It serves Mercer County and Central NJ through educational and recreational classes, social services, advocacy, and leadership development. Programs include aquatics, arts and crafts, breast cancer resources, childcare, community events, dance, early childhood education, English as a Second Language, High School equivalency preparation and testing and a Newcomers group for those new to the area. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world with affiliates in over 120 countries and with 250 associations in the U.S.