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Fighting Cancer for 37 Years on the Homefront for Others

Above: Kenny Norfleet, creator of the Norfleet Open Cancer Fund and tournament; Beverly Matthews, president of the Henry County Community Foundation and Steve Graddy, who was an event sponsor in helping raise funds this year to fight cancer. 

Fighting cancer and keeping innovative and effective treatment locally has always been the number one goal for local Henry County retired Marine and businessman, Kenny Norfleet. Every year, Norfleet and friends sponsor and support an annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Norfleet Open Cancer Fund in memory of Bill Shockley and Danny Justice endowment Fund at the Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF). Middletown resident, Rex Slick, served as this year’s celebrity putter.

Supporters and sponsors of the golf tournament have been providing funds for 37 years to benefit citizens in East Central Indiana to provide cancer services close to home. This year team members stopped by the Foundation office to add $7,500 to build their Fund and extend their reach to help others.

“Kenny, his friends and patrons are helping keep cancer treatment up-to-date and technicians trained at Forest Ridge so travel won’t be a burden to those already fighting the disease,” said Beverly Matthews, president of HCCF. “Donations to the Norfleet Open Cancer Fund can be made at or sent to HCCF, P.O. Box 6006, New Castle, IN 47362.”