From the Desk of Helen Friedman

I'm proud to announce our 2019 fundraising project to continue the mission of the Ed Friedman Foundation.  There are still patients being treated at Sinai Hospital’s Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute in need of financial support. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network must continue to fund research to find a cure.


I think I came up with a really easy way to continue our efforts. You will NOT have to:

  • Attend an event

  • Buy anything

  • Play anything

  • Get dressed up

  • Hire a babysitter


Simply save “$1 a Day for Edward J”.  That’s it! If you put $1 a day away for a year you will have $365 to donate to the Edward J. Friedman Foundation, Inc. Not too shabby.  If we can secure 100 donors, the Foundation will have $36,500 to continue to support the Edward J. Friedman Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital as well as provide funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


Ed would have approved of this fundraiser.  He was a simple man.  He loved playing golf, but he was also happy when he was putting cash away in his purple Crown Royal bag.  Let’s carry on his tradition by putting our “$1 a Day for Edward J.” in our bags.  We will make a difference in the lives of many cancer patients.


If you would like to be part of the “$1 a Day for Edward J.” campaign, please mail a check, follow the PayPal "donate" below or contact us to structure your contribution.


YES, I would like to support Edward J. and the work in his name for cancer cures, care, and research.



$ a DAY for EDWARD J

Our first 10 years

It was Helen’s idea to hold a golf tournament as a way for Ed’s many friends and associates to channel their grief and have something positive result from his death. When discussions first started, the initial goal was to try and raise $5000 to establish a transportation fund to help patients coming to Sinai Hospital for cancer treatment. It quickly became clear that Ed’s friends and family were both generous and committed, and the first Ed Friedman Golf Classic in 2009 raised over $50,000.  To date, we have raised over $500,000.


After 10 successful years, we've decided to go out on a high note.
There will not be an EJF Classic in 2019