Golf Tournament to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer

The sixth annual Ed Friedman Golf Classic is set for Friday, June 6 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, near Frederick.

Proceeds of the tournament benefit the Ed Friedman Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital’s Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Friedman, who was 57 when he died from pancreatic cancer in July 2008, was a Pikesville attorney, husband and father. After his death, his wife, Helen, decided to do something positive in his memory.

“He loved golf and a lot of guy friends who [love golf],” she said. “I thought it would be nice if we did something positive.”

Although it rained last year, more than 100 golfers raised around $60,000, contributing to the $250,000 the tournament has raised in the previous five years. Helen Friedman expects more golfers to take part and to raise money this year through the tournament, a silent auction and a raffle.

In addition to Ed’s golf friends, the tournament is supported by his law firm, Weinstock, Friedman and Friedman, where Helen still works, and his family, who use the event as a bit of a family reunion.

“He has a large extended family,” Friedman said of her late husband. “It’s a nice time. All of his cousins who are scattered throughout the country can get together.”

The event will honor Doug Lederman, the incoming president of Northwest Hospital.

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