Fighting Cancer by Remembering a Friend

At Bucks Happening, it is our mission to keep our readers in the know about everything local.  Local food, local events, local businesses; and also local charities.  As with food, business and so many other areas of life, many people today are intentionally placing a greater focus on local charities.  The reasons are many;  perhaps the organization was founded to remember a friend, or a friend of a friend.  Perhaps the monies raised stay in the community to help neighbors.  Bucks County has an active and generous non profit community, with many home-grown foundations that have roots here in our neighborhood.

You can help while having a laugh! Attend the GWF Fall Benefit on October 12th!

The Greg Wolf Fund is one of those worthy local causes.  On January 19, 2005, just a few short months after graduating from college, Greg Wolf succumbed to leukemia. A college junior, he was diagnosed while studying abroad in the fall of 2002. With the strength and resolve that you maybe find in 1 in a million people, Greg began his treatment abroad and finished his semester. He did not return to school for spring semester, but he took on a full course load locally while undergoing treatment here at home. Greg underwent a bone marrow transplant before senior year, and made it back to school in time to start his senior year, his cancer in remission. Greg graduated on time with his class, but a few months after graduation, his cancer came back with a vengeance. Greg was born, raised, and passed away here in Bucks County.

The Greg Wolf Fund was established to commemorate the life of Greg Wolf, by his family and by friends who feel privileged to have had Greg touch their lives. Throughout his twenty-three years, Greg led a beautifully vibrant and full life. The mission of this fund is to honor Greg’s life as a “man for others,” and to perpetuate his generous spirit by giving back to the institutions and organizations that ultimately defined Greg’s life, in health, and in sickness. The fund contributes its resources not only to fund research in the fight against blood cancers, but also to aid in the care and comfort of young cancer patients and their families. It’s also important to note that the organization is 100% volunteer; without any salaried staff. Since 2005, the Greg Wolf Fund has raised 2 million dollars.

The Greg Wolf Fund is hosting it’s 4th Annual Fall Benefit on October 12, 2012 at Trenton Country Club.  For the price of admission, you will enjoy cocktails, dinner fare, the dazzling comedy of Joe Conklin, and the warmth you feel in your heart from participating in a fundraiser for such a worthy cause.   Click here to see the event details