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FRIENDS of ROBBIE FOUNDATION

Dedicated to assisting individuals and families faced with the many challenges of fighting cancer.

Thank You To All Of Our Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters Who Helped Make Our 2020 Golf Outing A Huge Success!

   Gold Sponsors Tritec Ricoh Office Equipment ThorLabs West Caldwell Dental Golf Cart Sponsors Emerald Document Solutions SERVPRO of Morristown Beverage Cart Sponsors ABC Supply Co Walkill Group Accent Group Sponsors and Donors Ryan McCabe Boonton Chiropractic Health Center Cranford Cougars Class of ‘72 Data Networks INTL LLC Dental Office of Drs. Tauber & Sciascia DJ’s Barber Shop Electronic Office Systems B&E Energy Solution Frank’s Pizza Oakland, NJ ABC Supply Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. GDS Foods Grammy & Pop Pop Jones Hardyston PBA Chris Killacky Jan Murken & Mike Harris John & Barbara Petronaci Jude & Ashley DiGidio Kenneth McNniel, Ph.D Clinical Psychology Lake Mohawk Country Club Mecca Integrated Medical Center Mills and Defellippis CPA NJPBA Local #105 Northeastern Office Equipment Pass It Along Paytons Auto Body Riverdale Self Storage Ronetco Supermarkets, Shoprite Sarah Stinnedford Equestrian Selective Insurance Service Plus Sparwick Contracting Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative The Condity Family The Joyce Family The Killacky Family TPS Financial Visions Credit Union Zimmerer Family Dairy Swirl Lori Zwerver The Sadosky Family The Cohen Family The Vandyk Family Mrs. Judy Stickle Mrs. Shelly Ebner Mrs. Emily Stickle The Doyle Family The Killacky Family The Zimmerer Family Pochuck Valley Farms Mark and Carol Sutherland George Gorman Mrs. Jamie O’Donnell Mrs. Dolores Lascari Ms. Adele Lee Mrs. Mary Sabo DJ’s Barber Shop Personalized From Pinecliff Craft Beer Cellar Warwick, NY Leanne and Mike Donovan Larry Hildebrand Roger and Joyce Janis Sean Kelly Maria Milkus Abby Moller Bonnie Rose Michael Shauger Emina Kalic-Vasquez Mark Williams

1 month ago

Just one week ago, we honored Rob’s memory and those who fought and continue to fight this awful disease. We golfed in rain and dined in a tent, and despite everything we gather together in a socially-distant manner to have our best year yet.

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FRIENDS of ROBBIE FOUNDATION

Dedicated to assisting individuals and families faced with the many challenges of fighting cancer.

Thank You For Your Support And For Making Our 2020 Golf Outing A Huge Success!

1 month ago

Just one week ago, we honored Rob’s memory and those who fought and continue to fight this awful disease. We golfed in rain and dined in a tent, and despite everything we gather together in a socially-distant manner to have our best year yet.

We are some humbled by all of your support to ... See more

Robbie’s Story

Robert Arthur Zimmerer, had his whole life ahead of him.

After graduating with his degree in business from Wesley College, he continued to follow his love and passion for golf. His successes on the golf course at Wallkill Valley High School and Wesley College led him to his career path that he loved, being an assistant manager at Golf Galaxy. Shortly after graduating, he met his future wife. His life and future plans changed in April, 2013.

At the age of 24, Rob was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer that metastasized to his liver. Being so young, the cancer went undetected and untreated until underlying health issues surfaced which required medical attention.

No matter what age, no one wants to hear their loved one has cancer, but this type of cancer occurring in such a young person made this normally harsh reality even worse.

Rob, being the person he was, took this disease in stride. Even with the odds stacked up against him, Rob continued to live his life as normally as he could. He never wanted cancer to win. While he endured numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries, he continued to redefine the true meaning of “living” and became a genuine inspiration to all who knew him.

After a brutal two and a half year battle with stage IV colon cancer, Rob passed away October 12, 2015, just 3 weeks after his 27th birthday.

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Our Vision

From the time of his first diagnosis in April 2013 until his ultimate passing in October 2015, Rob Zimmerer fought colon cancer with grace and dignity.
The way Rob lived his life and how he fought this horrible disease touched so many lives of his family, friends, and acquaintances.

Rob taught all of us to treasure the good things we have in life, to accept the challenges that confront us, to face adversity with courage and, most importantly, to never give up. The Friends of Robbie Foundation has structured around the principle that “No one fights alone.”

When it comes to cancer, the Foundation is devoted to assisting individuals and families who are faced with the challenges that fighting this awful disease presents.

We are committed to aiding families in our community who are confronting acute financial need due to disease, tragedy or hardship. The Foundation is also dedicated to assisting young men and women in pursuing their academic and career goals through donations and scholarships. By accomplishing these goals, The Friends of Robbie Foundation will perpetuate Rob’s legacy while positively influencing the lives of others.

The Friends of Robbie Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Team

Ryan Mitchener
Founder

Jennifer Janis
President

Mike Harris
Vice President

Rick Zimmerer
Trustee

Erica Sadosky
Secretary

Paul Papadopolous
Treasurer

Kurt Walton
Trustee