12th Annual Golf Classic
Monday, April 4, 2022
Israel Cancer Association’s (USA) 12th Annual Golf Classic took place on Monday, April 4, 2022, at the exclusive St. Andrews Country Club, in Boca Raton. ICA USA had over 120 players, who gathered for this tournament which included lunch, silent auction, and awards dinner. The event drew many from St. Andrews Country Club and around Palm Beach County as well as from many places like New York City and Washington D.C. Those that did not play golf came for cocktails and dinner and the awards ceremony.
The Chairmen heading up this event were St. Andrews resident, Dr. Steve Melman and his wife Phyllis, Nancy and Peter Brown of Palm Beach, and Ross Berman of Boca Raton. Many residents sponsored the event or played in the tournament. A good time was had by all.
Paul Clivio, head of golf at St. Andrews said, “We welcomed this wonderful organization for their first year. Their tournament was fun, well organized, and for a great cause. We loved having Israel Cancer Association USA here at the club and look forward to having them here for many years to come”.
This wonderful day and evening helped raise over $500,000!! The energy and dedication of the friends of Israel Cancer Association USA have financially benefitted brilliant cancer scientists working on specific cancer discovery research projects in Israel. Over eighteen fellowship grants were funded making possible renowned landmark research, treatments, and cures at a fraction of the research cost necessary in other countries, including the United States. See St. Andrew’s July Newsletter review of the event here.
Israel Cancer Association USA remains as committed and dedicated to raising money and growing awareness about the nonprofit’s mission to fund and drive landmark scientific cancer research in Israel.
Photo credit to Jake from Spotlight Magazine
Thank you for teeing off with ICA USA at our 8th Annual Golf Classic! On Monday, February 13, 2017, 77 golfers gathered at Boca Grove Country Club for a fun-filled day on the beautiful and challenging course. Our guests drove, chipped and putted in support of Israel Cancer Association USA.
Whether you golfed with us or not, we hope you’ll enjoy these photos from the day. Proceeds benefit Cancer Research Fellowship Grants that support groundbreaking Cancer Research conducted by Scientists at leading hospitals, institutions and universities throughout Israel.
Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA) held its Annual Hope & Heroes Luncheon at Eau Palm Beach on January 23, 2017, honoring the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg as recounted by Keynote Speakers & Broadway Award Winning Playwrights Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman, creators of “Wallenberg”, a new musical drama.
Local Residents come out Swinging for Israeli Cancer Researchers April 11, 2016, Boca Raton FL- More than 90 enthusiastic golfers from Palm Beach County joined together for the Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA) 7th Annual Golf Classic held at the Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, in Boca Raton. Co-chaired by Boca Raton’s Steve Melman and Phyllis Liss, the day-long fundraiser was filled with a myriad of fun events for participants, including lunch, dinner, awards, a Chinese Raffle, and a live auction of golf carts.
Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA) held its Annual Luncheon at Club Colette on February 22nd. Lunch Co-Chair and ICA USA Board member, Gail Worth, welcomed the distinguished guests, and Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of Palm Beach Synagogue offered his blessings. Designer and Fashion Icon Iris Apfel engaged the audience with a narrative of her fascinating life. Luncheon Co-Chair and ICA USA Executive Vice President, Arthur E. Benjamin, accompanied by his service dog, Bandit, elaborated on the correlation between human and canine cancers and the important role of canine friends in helping cancer patients through their treatments. Special thanks to Advisory Chair Ari Rifkin for her continued support of ICA USA. Photo credit to Capehart Photography
February 11, 2016, Boca Raton, FL — Dr. Steven Melman and Phyllis Liss chaired the Fourth Annual Boca Grove Fellowship Project cocktail reception at the Boca Grove home of Sharon and Charles Trauring for 80 guests, funding 2016 grants for cancer research studies in Israel. Guests viewed a brief presentation by Dr. Joseph Purita from Stem Cell Centers of America. Following the presentation, entertainment was provided by Avi Hoffman. The money raised will fund a 2016 fellowship for an Israeli scientist’s two-year cancer research project. Last year’s Boca Grove event funded two fellowships: $22,000 for a fellowship to distinguished Israeli cancer researcher Prof. Ehud Razin at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focused on the role a certain protein plays in melanoma, and $22,000 for a fellowship to Prof. Elena Voronov at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, focused on the link between inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. Photo credit to Davide De Pas Pictures
ICA USA celebrated Israeli Scientist Dr. Tomer Kalisky and Mrs. Lois Pope’s generosity in donating two fellowships to ICA USA (one of which was for Dr. Kalisky’s research on pediatric kidney cancer) with an intimate dinner at Mrs. Pope’s private residence January 19, 2016. Mrs. Pope’s commitment has helped our distinguished scientists dedicate their lives to making the world healthier for future generations. Photo credit to Capehart Photography