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Peter A Cook, Sr., President of C&C Advisors of Marshfield, MA has established a Scholarship Fund with a $50,000 donation for residents of the South Shore suffering from Alcohol and Drug Addiction.
Mr. Cook, a Marshfield resident and business owner, specializing in health care has been a long-time supporter of programs surrounding alcohol and drug prevention.
Cook said, “Massachusetts has been at the forefront in addressing insurance payment issues regarding substance-disorder for insurance companies doing business across the Commonwealth. Health Care Providers have been mandated to pay for 14 days of in-patient treatment for their clients. The law provides a considerable benefit to state residents in need; however, it falls short of the time necessary to achieve meaningful results.
Chief Phil Tavares, who serves on the Advisory Board, said, “C & C’s generous donation to the Scholarship Fund will help fill in the gap for those who may be in need for a longer program.”
Retired Chief Bill Sullivan, a long-time business associate, along with Sheriff Joe McDonald also serve on the Cook Family Charitable Fund’s Advisory Board. The Cook Family Charitable Fund is a 501 (c)(3) registered trust. Together with their friends the Cook Family Charitable Fund has raised more than $1,250,000. Beneficiaries have been Cardinal Cushing Centers, Caron Treatment Centers, Gavin House, Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund, My Brother’s Keeper, The Ron Burton Training Village, and Work, Inc. Most recently the fund made a $30,000 contribution to the Cape Cod Health Care, Cape Cod Hospital Expansion.
Please consider contributing to this worthy cause. You can make your check payable to The Cook Family Charitable-Scholarship Fund.
Please mail your check to:
Cook Family Charitable Fund
475 School Street, Suite 5
Marshfield, MA 02050
All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible. The COOK FAMILY CHARTABLE FUND IS A REGISTERED 501 (c)(3). Our tax-exempt identification number is 204872769.
Helping others is a Cook family affair.
Their foundation, known as the Cook Family Charitable Fund, raised $30,000 through their annual golf tournament in July and donated it to the cancer services expansion fund for Cape Cod Hospital.
“This donation is very personal,” said Peter Cook, Sr. “My wife was born at Cape Cod Hospital and grew up in Dennis. Our daughter works here, lives on the Cape, has delivered all four of her children here and one of them is a cancer survivor. It is really meaningful for our family.”
His daughter is Alison Joyce, RN, an oncology nurse who works in the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center at Cape Cod Hospital. In 2012, her then three-year-old daughter, Raegan, was diagnosed with leukemia and subsequently a Wilms tumor (a cancerous tumor of the kidney.) She was treated with chemotherapy over a period of two years at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is now doing well and has been in remission for five years.
The experience inspired Alison to return to caring for oncology patients, something she used to do before her children were born. She has worked at the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center for five years.
“This year, my brother said the money we raised could go towards oncology and he asked me where I wanted it to go,” said Alison. “Since I work here and a lot of my friends are coming through the clinic [for treatment] I thought it would be nice to have the money right here to go towards the new expansion. My dream is that pediatric oncology services will be available on the Cape someday.”
The Cook’s gift is an investment in the community, said Beatrice Gremlich, senior development officer for the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.
“We are so appreciative of this donation,” she said.
The expansion project at Cape Cod Hospital calls for cancer services to be housed on the first and second floors of a new medical tower and will include the following:
“While we do a really good job of giving very good care and we have all the technology to provide high-quality care, it will be nicer to have a more comfortable environment for the patients. Feeling comfortable and at ease where you are plays a big role,” said Jeffrey Martin, MD, a Cape Cod Hospital radiation oncologist who played in the golf tournament.
Origins of the Cook Family Charitable Fund
The fund was originally called the Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund to raise money and fund a website through Massachusetts General Hospital. Peter Jr.’s daughter Jordyn, 21, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was three years old and it took him and his wife a long time to find information about her neurological disorder.
“There was no information concisely in one spot,” said Peter, Jr. “We started working with MGH and that’s where it all really started.”
Their first pledge was the sole funding source for the educational website, “Growing Up with Epilepsy.”
In 2016, the fund became the Cook Family Charitable fund when Peter Sr. decided to add another level to their charity by supporting other causes, including support services for people with addiction, cancer and intellectual disabilities.
“I’m happy that Alison got to pick where the money was going this year,” said Peter Jr. “She has been a tremendous supporter of our foundation. It has been wrapped around my daughter’s epilepsy needs and developmental delays and my father’s desire to help people with addiction. For Alison to get her turn and pick Cape Cod Hospital, where she works and is part of the community, is a good choice.”
“This is just a wonderful cause we want to continue to support,” said Peter Sr.
Featured Photo: (L-R) Peter Cook, Jr.’ Alison (Ali) Joyce, RN at Cape Cod Hospital; Peter Cook, Sr.; Jeffrey M. Martin, MD; Bea Greamlich, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.
Thank you to our donors. We are grateful for your support and contributions to The Cook Family Charitable Fund.
We are excited to see everyone on Monday, July 23rd for the Cook Family Charitable Fund’s 8th Charity Golf Tournament at Indian Pond Country Club.
This year’s beneficiary of our tournament will be Cape Cod Healthcare and the Cape Cod Hospital Expansion Project, with our financial commitment earmarked for the Cancer Expansion Project.
Below is a listing of the events for the day, along with an amazing group of sponsors that have generously contributed to our cause.
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Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
The Cook Family
PLEASE JOIN THE COOK FAMILY
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018, AT INDIAN POND COUNTRY CLUB
AS WE HOST OUR 8TH CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT, THIS YEAR TO BENEFIT–
CAPE COD HEALTHCARE, CANCER CENTER EXPANSION
Cape Cod Healthcare’s reputation for superior care continues to grow, and as it does, more and more people choose to get their care close to home on Cape Cod. Since 2011, the number of ambulatory visits to Cape Cod Healthcare has increased more than 20%. Last year Cape Cod Hospital saw 84,000 outpatient visits, 80,000 emergency center visits, 1,700 heart catheterizations, and over 10,000 oncology visits. Cape Cod Healthcare is growing, and we must expand to accommodate the number of patients choosing Cape Cod Hospital. This is especially true in the areas of cardiovascular and cancer care, where the demand for services outweighs our current capacity. Not only do we need more space to accommodate patients, we also need our infrastructure to match the high-quality care provided to our patients. To address these needs, the cornerstone of the Advancing Care. Inspiring Hope campaign is the Cape Cod Hospital Expansion Project.
EXPANDING CANCER SERVICES
The Cook Family wishes to thank everyone that was involved with another Cook Family Charity, successful Golf Tournament at Indian Pond Country Club, Kingston, MA in July of 2017.
We are so grateful for you all. With out the help of our friends, colleagues, the many donations, participation and behind the scenes hard work; none of this would be possible.
A very BIG thank you to all of our Sponsors, we treasure your generosity! And, know we can count on you!
Peter A Cook, Sr. and Peter Cook, Jr.
•Cardinal Cushing Centers:
At the Cardinal Cushing Centers, we support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing possibilities and opportunities for growth and advancement. Our programs for students, adults and community members include education, employment training, transition services, residential care, therapeutic and recreational services.
•The Cook Family Charitable Fund:
The Cook family started The Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund in 2006. The decision to raise money for Epilepsy came from a deep desire to have resources available so that the community could learn in minutes what took the Cook’s six years. Jordyn’s inspiring Epileptologist, neurologist, Elizabeth Thiele of Mass General Hospital was already beginning an educational website in partnership with WGBH, “Growing up with Epilepsy”. She just hadn’t found a partner to fund the site. It was the Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund’s first pledge; $350,000 which was to be the sole funding source of the site. The Growing up with Epilepsy site went live in 2006.
Having recognized other needs, The Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund became The Cook Family Charitable Fund on January 1, 2016. Focusing on families dealing with Cancer, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, as well as people dealing with Intellectual Disabilities.
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The Cook Family Charitable Fund will be attending Marshfield’s 3rd Overdose Awareness Vigil on Marshfield’s Town Green, Thursday August 31, 2017. Please join us as we remember those precious lives lost to addiction. The Cook Family Charitable Fund will have a table and will be handing out valuable information to all.
We are proud to announce today as an official kick off of our fundraising efforts toward recovery for those battling addiction. Our goal is to reach $100,000.00. Please consider a donation to the Cook Family Charitable Fund, all monies donated will go towards scholarships for Massachusetts residents in need of financial assistance for recovery.
If you can not join us tonight, please take a moment to drive by the Town Green to view all of the flags that represent those who have lost their battle to addiction.
Thank you and God Bless,
Peter Cook Sr., The Cook Family Charitable Fund
Proudly presented by The Maguire Family, Jack, Linda, Linda Phelan and David.
A Musical Comedy Show Featuring, International Performer Jimmy Keys and local artist John Fitzsimmons.
Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues, and Neighbors,
As many of you know, our family has been blessed! What with our daughter, Linda Phelan, heroically surviving breast cancer, and our son, David, making amazing progress fighting Cerebral Palsy, we are truly miracles in progress!!
So, once again, it is time for our family to give back.
Please join us on August 16, 2017, at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA, for a fun-filled evening with two of our uniquely talented good friends, Jimmy Keys and John Fitzsimmons (click on their names to access web sites).
Fitzy is a master weaver of songs, whose deep, resonant voice rivals the best of his genre. Jimmy Keys, known worldwide, brings a high energy variety show, packed with comedy and visual musical impressions, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing you’ve ever heard.
Please mark your calendars and review the attachments to get details on program, reservations, cocktails/hors d’oeuvres, ticket prices, ways to pay/contribute to our charities, and directions to Concord’s Nashawtuc CC.
We sincerely hope you will be able to join us and/or support these wonderful charities which have done so much for our family.
Jack and Linda Maguire
Founder & Chair Emeritus
Maguire Associates, Inc.
555 Virginia Road, Suite 201
Concord, MA 01742
P: 978.371.1775 Ext. 224
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