The SASS Foundation Raises Funds For Cancer Research

Enjoying a day of golf: Larry Dinkin, Marty Sass, Jay Michelman, Steve Levitt (Photos by On The Spot Photos, Johnny Miller)

On a sunny day in early September, 74 golfers and 30 tennis players teamed up at The Creek in Lattingtown, to participate in the SASS Foundation’s 27th annual golf outing and 12th tennis tournament.

The day’s golf and tennis culminated at the Creek’s beautiful Beach House and included a cocktail reception, dinner and desserts down at the beach. A silent auction, lucky bucks and raffle drawing occurred as well.

The net proceeds from the tennis outing go towards continuing funding for The SASS Foundation Carol Litwin Memorial Award, a multi-year grant research project in breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that began in 2010 through the efforts of the tennis chairman, Long Island’s legendary tennis star, Bob Litwin.

Dr. Francis P. Arena, president and cofounder of The SASS Foundation addressed the audience on “Updates and Advances in Oncology.” The SASS Foundation researcher and medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Elizabeth Comen, provided an update on her research that utilizes immunotherapy to harness the immune system to treat and potentially cure breast cancer cells.

All smiles on the course: John Boulton, Rich Finnen, Dr. Frank Arena, George Poll, Gillis Poll

“The generosity of The SASS Foundation and its donors will help us to find new and better treatments for women, everywhere, who are fighting breast cancer with tremendous courage and grace,” said Comen.

Martin D. Sass, chairman and cofounder of The SASS Foundation addressed the audience and thanked the corporations and individuals whose sponsorships and participation has helped to make a difference in the foundation’s quest to eradicate cancer. He also applauded the hardworking efforts of Dr. Arena, Barbara Sass, the foundation’s executive and medical board, the tennis chair, Bob Litwin and all the foundation’s supporters.

For more information about The SASS Foundation contact Executive Director Lois Lerner at 516-365-7277, email or visit

—Submitted by The SASS Foundation

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