November's Pancreatic Awareness Month Hits Close to the NENY PGA
John Neet, PGA
John Neet, PGA Teaching Professional at The Edison Club has become featured in a much larger scale with the successes of his surgery he underwent in Miami and more specifically wih what is known as the Nano knife. Many know John's story and his diagnosis of stage 3 pancreatic cancer and his family's search that led them to Miami for a clinical surgery.. The Nano knife used by the surgeons was made by AngioDynamics located in the Capital Region's backyard, Latham, NY.
Neet and his family were on hand at AngioDynamics recently for an event sharing the news of the Nano knife and John is pictured aboved with some of his doctors. On the top right is his surgeon Dr. Raj Narayanan. Dr. Raj performed two Nanoknife surgeries on John and is an Interventional Radiologist at Miami Cancer Institute. Pictured bottom right with John is Dr. Peter Hosein, his cancer oncologist at the Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami. To see more on the continued progression in technology and the effect it has had on one PGA Professional's life and family please see the link below.
Tom DeBerry, PGA - "A Day for the Director"
Many of will also always remember Tom DeBerry, PGA long-time NENY PGA Professional and his service to Normanside Country Club. Tom unfortunately lost his life to pancreatic cancer but this summer the club along with his wife, Heidi were instrumental in putting on a memorial tournament to pay tribute to Tom that was hosted by the club.
Many of you certainly may have contributed and donated to the event or even competed in it for the day.. We wanted to share the news that the event raised over $21,000 with proceeds going to the The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation's largest private funder for pancreatic cancer research.