David Spude Cancer Center Fund
P.O. Box 230
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Executive Director: Mike Herlache
Comfort, Care & Support - Every Step of the Way
“Every day of life is to be cherished and is a gift of God. Don’t waste them.”
- David Spude
David Spude, a devoted husband and father, was loved and respected by all who knew him. His employers, the Doerr family, trusted and depended on him as “their right hand man” as they developed their motor plants throughout Wisconsin. Sadly, David died of cancer in June of 2004.
As a tribute to David, his wife Lois, the Doerr family and the Door County Medical Center Foundation established the David Spude Cancer Center Fund to perpetually benefit the Door County Cancer Center facility. This endowment fund will help to ensure that a full complement of cancer treatments will be available to all that need them and that these treatments are provided in the most comforting and peaceful environment possible.
We invite you to support the David Spude Cancer Center Fund and this very vital medical facility in Door County.
The David Spude Cancer Center Fund
- Supports the Door County Cancer Center and the hundreds of patients who receive care at this state-of-the-art facility.
- Updates the single occupancy chemotherapy treatment rooms with the latest equipment and furnishings.
- Ensures that a full range of cancer treatments are available close to home, in the most comforting and peaceful environment possible.
- Supplies care packages to patients undergoing treatments at the Door County Cancer Center.
How the Endowment Works
- Ninety percent of the annual fund income directly benefits the Door County Cancer Center facility.
- Ten percent of the annual capital fund is invested back into the fund to ensure perpetual growth.
- Annual fundraisers continue to build the fund, with over $250,000 having been raised since 2005. The major annual fundraiser is the women’s golf event, “Queen for a Day.”
David Spude Cancer Center Fund Committee Members Bob Spude, Lois Spude-Garrity and Dave Doerr with items donated by the fund, including chemotherapy chairs and laptop computers.