Matt Henk Foundation
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Through charitable contributions raised throughout the year and with our annual softball tournament, The Matt Henk Foundation is able to enrich those in need and is dedicated to local families, organizations, and other worthy causes.


Matt was a career Firefighter/Paramedic with The City of Mentor Fire Department since July 2000. He married his high school sweetheart, Jen, in 2002 and prepared to start a family and live a long life together

In February 2005, Matt began treatment for colon cancer, and while in a period of remission, the Henk family welcomed twin girls into the world in March 2007.

Soon after, his cancer returned and aggressive treatments stopped working. Matt passed away August 12th 2009.

All proceeds from this tournament go to The Matt Henk Foundation.

 



With your help the Matt Henk Foundation has been able to donate to:

In 2009 all proceeds went to the Henk Family 
 
Since then proceeds have been donated to:
 
The Ireland Cancer Center
City of Mentor Youth Hockey Program
The Dawson Family - Garfield Heights Fire
The Hough Family - Cleveland Fire
The Gresko Family - Willoughby Police
Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Hospice of the Western Reserve- Together We Can Camp for Children
Captain Chris Neiss - Wiloughby Hills Fire Dept.
Brandin Okeefe - Columbus Fire Dept.
Ryan Davis - Mentor Elementary student, cancer survivor
The Blare-Lukasiewicz Family - Mentor Family
Susie Mettler - Perry High School Student
Toledo Fire and Rescue Foundation
The Family of Private James A. DIckman - Toledo Fire Dept,
Eastlake Fire Dept
3AC
Mayfield Heights Fire Dept.
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
The Family of Ryder Frioud
The Family of Steve Dressler
The Riley Pearson Scholarship Fund - Mentor High School
The Family of Joshua MacDonald - Mentor Dispatch
American Cancer Society 
Michael Palumbo, Beachwood and Willowick Fire Dept.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
Dean Jalovec, Lakewood Fire Dept. 
Sandy Lesko, Willoughby Hills Fire Dept.