PALATKA – The Fourth Annual Putnam First Cancer Fund (PFCF) Trivia Potpourri Tournament was held Saturday Feb. 17 at Ravine State Gardens Civic Center. Four teams won top honors for first through fourth places and then the team with the lowest score received the “Stumped Award” in the well-attended event to raise money for local cancer patients.
The total money raised during the event was $6615.
One of the Executive Committee members of the PFCF, Dr. Aanand Kuruvilla, received the mock check from the committee members who included Steve and Mary Saucier, Robert and Sharon Fridy, Ned and Monique Branch, Cindy Gilmore, Patty Kane, Heather Stinson, Mike Eichon, BJ Johns, Linda Girardin, Mary Garcia, Lisa Davis, and Tristan Pogue.
First place winners went to the team “The Cancer Center Zappers” with members Bryan Gustafson, Cornel Butuceanu, Elizabeth Gustafson, Kathy Butuceanu, John Wells, and Shari Kinlaw.
Second place winners went to the team “The Dogged Skalds” with members Joe Pickens, Carole Duval, Jim Day, Cristy Furr, James Maggio, and Steve Dennis.
Third place winners went to the team “The Davinians” with members Kevin Allard, John Wisker, Jim Payne, Keith Cheshire, Laverne Cheshire, and Linda Allard.
Fourth place winners went to the team “Motley Crew” with members Sheila Kuruvilla, Dave Simon, Scott Tingle, Shari Wells, Sam Waggoner, and Margie Payne
The “Stumped Award” went to the team “That’s Right” with members Pam Browning, Robert Browning, Angie Browning, Jeri Roche, Oliver Jones, and Lisa Wilson.
One hundred percent of all funds raised goes to help local Putnam County patients who can’t afford testing and screening for cancer, to receive those tests and help them navigate the pathway for treatment and care. The Putnam First Cancer Fund also helps with sitting services, help with transportation costs, household costs, and other needs. Last year 33 total patients were served by the PFCF. To find out more, to donate, or to inquire about getting help for yourself or a loved one, contact the Cancer Center of Putnam at 386-326-7900and ask for information on PFCF.