From the Desk of Helen Friedman

Dear Friends, 


I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones doing well. The past two years have been unprecedented times for all of us.

Like me, I’m sure you welcome the return to “normal” life as we continue to move forward positively and end the COVID-19 pandemic.


While the pandemic impacted many of us in numerous ways, it undoubtedly created challenging times for cancer patients and their families, especially those who depend on receiving care at the Lapidus Cancer Institute at Sinai Hospital. 


Let’s look at Betty, a patient at Sinai Hospital’s Infusion Center, who is scheduled to receive her chemotherapy on Thursday but has no way to get to her appointment. She doesn’t have a car, has no one to drive her, and can’t afford an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. Who can she turn to? 


The Ed Friedman Patient Assistance Fund is available to help support patients like Betty. The fund is here to pay for her ride. It seems small, but it could be the difference between life and death if Betty cancels her appointments. We need to look forward to helping ensure financial resources are available for all the Bettys being treated at the Cancer Center. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you.


In addition to the Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital, the Edward J Friedman Foundation supports the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in its mission to find a cure.  This will not happen without funding. Pancreatic Cancer has not gone away.


I hope you will find it in your heart to continue to support the Edward J Friedman Foundation. We are a totally volunteer organization and 100% of your donation fulfills our mission.


It is easy to make a donation - just click the donate button below.  


Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to keep Ed’s memory alive.


Stay well!!!


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
of golf tournaments,
we decided to go out on a high note.