Frenchman's Creek Gives $1.5 Million to Anderson Family Cancer Institute

JUPITER, Florida – March 19, 2018 – Jupiter Medical Center Foundation announced a $1.5 million gift from the Frenchman’s Creek Men’s Health Day Golf Tournament to support the Anderson Family Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center.

This generous donation will be recognized with the naming of the Frenchman’s Creek Physicians Specialists Waiting Area located on the second floor of the cancer institute, where patients will meet specialist and subspecialist in areas ranging from breast and lung cancer to skin and gynecological cancers. Construction of the $50 million institute, slated to begin this month, will bring leading-edge cancer care and research under one roof.

For the past eight years, the Frenchman’s Creek Men’s Health Day event, organized by a committee of members from Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, has donated the proceeds from its annual golf tournament to Jupiter Medical Center.

“We have tremendous support within the community for Jupiter Medical Center. It’s a great hospital, and we’re just delighted to be associated with it,” said Bernie Herman, co-chair of the Men’s Health Day Committee. “The event started 10 years ago because one of our members, Steve Weinberg, suggested that we do something for men’s health and, more specifically, for prostate cancer. The first two years we supported Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. After that, we considered it more appropriate to support the local hospital.”

“We really came to believe in the mission that Jupiter Medical Center had established and the seriousness with which they dealt with medicine in our region,” added Steve Weinberg, the event’s founder and co-chair.

The Men’s Health Day Golf Tournament, which now brings in more than $350,000 annually, celebrated its 10th anniversary this past December 13 with approximately 200 participating golfers and an increase in contributors. The $380,000 raised in 2017 will go toward Frenchman’s Creek’s $1.5 million pledge to the Anderson Family Cancer Institute.

“Every year, we’ve been more successful than the year before. Hopefully, that trend will continue,” said Herman, who has co-chaired the event since its founding with fellow committee members Weinberg and Richard Fleisher.

A few years ago, according to Weinberg, the committee began making multiyear commitments to support Jupiter Medical Center’s ambitious strategic projects such as the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. Frenchman’s Creek’s previous multiyear commitments have gone toward the creation of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and the Frenchman’s Creek Center for Digestive Excellence, which opened last spring.

“There’s an old cliché that says you can’t have a strong community without a strong hospital,” said Weinberg. “We think Jupiter Medical Center is that strong hospital. They’re the real deal, and we’re happy to partner with them.”

The Frenchman’s Creek Men’s Health Day Golf Tournament will continue to help Jupiter Medical Center advance its excellence in cancer care.

“The construction of the Anderson Family Cancer Institute will ignite Jupiter Medical Center’s transformation from a high-quality community cancer program to a world-class, regional cancer institute,” explained Jupiter Medical Center’s new President and CEO, Don McKenna. “The institute will allow us to provide the highest quality comprehensive cancer care in an environment that harnesses technological innovation and leading clinical practices in order to focus on the total health and well-being of the patients we serve.”

The institute will also help facilitate a collaborative approach to patient care. It will house physician offices with the goal of bringing the entire treatment team under one roof. Cancer is a multidisciplinary disease, requiring the input of a team of specialists from medical oncologists to radiation and surgical oncologists.

“This magnificent facility is being made possible by visionary lead gifts and the generous support of Jupiter Medical Center’s many champions and friends,” said Liv Vesely, President of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “We are so fortunate to have the longstanding support of the residents of Frenchman’s Creek. We appreciate that these dedicated philanthropists recognize the importance of supporting world-class cancer care in our region.”

To date, the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has raised more than $42 million of the $50 million needed to complete the state-of-the-art facility. Funds raised to support the Cancer Institute represent contributions to the Foundation’s $300 million comprehensive campaign, Vision. Innovation. Impact. The goal of the campaign is to raise the money needed to expand access to world-class health care across the region, and to fulfill the vision outlined in Jupiter Medical Center’s strategic plan.

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About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has empowered Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to reimagine the delivery of health and wellness to the region. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, together with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming regional health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered care and enhanced facilities. The Foundation has funded a number of major projects at Jupiter Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center, the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, and the Florence A. De George Pavilion.

As a leading, not-for-profit medical provider in the region, Jupiter Medical Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patients’ well-being and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated to securing this financial support in order to fulfill the mission of the organization. For more information, please visit

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit system of care consisting of a 327-bed, regional medical center, as well as a wide array of outpatient facilities and services, long-term care, subacute rehabilitation, hospice, and urgent care facilities. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships, and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung & thoracic care, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the Top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit