American Cancer Society Receives Donation From Charles Lafitte Foundation

Family charity provides flash drives for 35th Annual Golf Classic

MANASQUAN, NJ – The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is supporting the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 35th Annual Golf Classic on July 14, 2014 at Manasquan River Golf Club by funding the purchase of flash drives containing the digital ad journal for the event for all event attendees.

“The Charles Lafitte Foundation and the Citron family have been so gracious and we thank them for their continued support,” said Madalaine Rice, senior representative, community engagement for the American Cancer Society in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. “This generous contribution will provide a paperless, digital ad journal for the first time in the 35-year history of this event.”

For the past 35 years, the Jersey Shore region’s Annual Golf Classic has raised millions of dollars in the fight against cancer, including more than $170,000 last year alone. Thanks to the grant from the Charles Lafitte Foundation, this year’s ad journal will be provided to participants on an electronic flash drive, which will avoid the cost of printing and enable more of the event proceeds to go directly toward cancer research.

“We are delighted to once again support our local American Cancer Society and assist them in such a unique way this year by providing flash drives for the event,” said Jennifer Vertetis, president of the Charles Lafitte Foundation. “Without the cost of printing an ad journal, ASC can designate additional funds for the fight against cancer.”

More information about the American Cancer Society is available at or by calling (732) 292-3112. For more information about The Charles Lafitte Foundation, visit

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation
The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: educationchildren’s advocacymedical research & issues, and the arts. The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations. For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit

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