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About BEHF

Rick Holland

The Bernice E. Holland Foundation was established in 1999 in memory of Bernice E. Holland who died at age 85 from colon cancer. At the time Bernice was diagnosed, she was full of life and still interested in dancing, painting and doing volunteer work. Her son, Rick Holland, established the Foundation in Bernice’s memory to support colon cancer research at TGen.

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates the number of colon cancer cases in the United States at over 100,000 annually.

Each year the Bernice E. Holland Foundation hosts a range of events, including a VIP reception and golf tournament to promote awareness and raise funds for this important research. Through its annual fundraising event, the Bernice E. Holland Foundation has been able to raise and donate over $2 million to TGen for their research efforts in developing earlier diagnosis and smarter treatments for colon cancer.

Bernice E. Holland Foundation is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). Every donation is considered a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the full extent of the law. EIN 84-1513144