2019 Cattle Baron's Honorees
Community Health Partner
Beaumont Health has been selected as the inaugural honoree of the 2019 Detroit Cattle Baron’s Ball Community Health Partner Award! Beaumont legacy hospitals have been key collaborators, driving progress in cancer prevention, early intervention and saving lives in metro Detroit. The American Cancer Society will honor Beaumont’s contributions to that work and excellence in patient and family-centered care, including disseminating evidence-based, trusted cancer information to Beaumont patients and their families, as well as building community awareness and education. Beaumont has led at every level, supported and mobilized these initiatives, from a mammogram reminder program to the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network (CRAN) to embracing programs and services that provide enhanced access to care.
In 2012, the American Cancer Society launched one of the largest nationwide cancer prevention studies. Beaumont was an early partner in the enrollment effort, integral to expanding our network of influence and increasing diverse population enrollment in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont leadership embraced the effort, with several Beaumont locations serving as enrollment sites. Beaumont has also enhanced our work with local Federally Qualified Health Centers by ensuring patients who were uninsured or underinsured are able to be screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. The Society’s Executive Director of Michigan, Blythe Moran, shared “Beaumont’s dedication to working with these community partners has been vital to addressing disparities in cancer survival and death rates for the most vulnerable populations in our area.” “Thank you for helping to make this progress possible; together, we are a united force against cancer.”
Community Impact Honoree
Coach Greg Kampe
Oakland University men’s basketball coach Greg Kampe will be an inaugural honoree of the 2019 Detroit Cattle Baron’s Ball! Coach Kampe will receive the Community Impact Honoree award for his Coaches Beat Cancer event. A longtime friend of and advocate for the American Cancer Society, and after several of his players and friends experienced devastating cancer diagnoses and losses, Coach Kampe decided to use his extensive basketball network to bring together a prominent group of NCAA coaches to help raise money through Coaches Beat Cancer for the American Cancer Society. The 2019 Coaches Beat Cancer event raised $170,000 bringing the event’s total raised to more than $500,000 for the Society! This year’s event was especially poignant with the recent passing of Coach Kampe’s friend and the event’s main sponsor, Ken McCarter.
Coach Kampe joined the Oakland University team in 1984 after spending six seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Toledo. In the 2017-18 season Kampe became the 11th active Division I coach to reach the milestone of his 600th career win. Dedicating much of his free time to charity and non-profit organizations throughout the community, Coach Kampe also spent eight days at Camp Aritjan-Kuwait leading a military team, helped with Boys and Girls Club of America, raised awareness for the Oakland County Shelter for Women in Need, and spends countless hours with Beyond Basics (education of inner city kids).
Individual Impact Honoree
The nation’s #1 fundraiser for the 2018 Real Men Wear Pink campaign from Oakland County, Michigan, Jeffrey Sheehan will be an inaugural honoree of the 2019 Detroit Cattle Baron’s Ball! Jeffrey will receive the Individual Impact Honoree award for his successful achievement in securing over $92,000 last year. Jeffrey has already committed to the 2019 campaign to continue his desire to help others who are fighting breast cancer and help fund the mission of the American Cancer Society. Jeffrey shared “the key to my success was communicating that I was participating in Real Men Wear Pink and why; the more we can bring awareness to ACS, the more resources we can help ACS provide. Cancer is scary, but we need to talk about it more.”
Originally from California, Jeffrey grew up in a large family of seven children. In 1997, he moved to Detroit to open his first of many Johnstone Supply locations. Johnstone Supply is the top cooperative wholesale HVAC/R distributor in the country and a recognized national leader in the industry. Jeffrey currently serves as the president of the Johnstone Supply Eastern Michigan Group and chairman of the Board for the Johnston Cooperative. Jeffrey is a leader serving on several boards both in his community and industry.
From hosting golf outings, bake sales, potluck lunches and chili cook offs to online fundraising and leveraging their vendors – hundreds of Suburban Collection employees have contributed to raising over $1 million for the American Cancer Society’s, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Southeast Michigan. The Suburban Collection will be honored with the inaugural Employee Engagement Honoree award from their combined support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer year-after-year for the last 14-years. Following the more than $150,000 raised in 2018 by his Suburban Collection employees, President and Chief Operating Officer David Fischer, Jr. shared “every dollar we raise and every step we take we come closer to the cure. I find it truly amazing what we can accomplish working together!”
The Suburban Collection began in 1948 as Suburban Motors as a single point Oldsmobile dealership in Birmingham, Michigan and has grown to more than 3,000 team members representing 35 brands over 52 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Now in their 71st year of business the Suburban Collection locations include collision centers, accessory distribution centers, fleet management and retrofitting services offering a comprehensive array of automotive solutions to retail and industry customers. The Suburban Collection continues to operate on their core belief: the constant pursuit of excellent service to our customers and industry partners.
Lifetime Workplace Giving Honoree
Since 2001, TNG worldwide has been a leading supporter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit. As the event’s first and longest standing corporate partner, TNG worldwide will be honored with the inaugural Lifetime Workplace Giving award. Along with corporate contributions, TNG worldwide mobilizes their employee talent and leverages their vendors. These efforts have helped TNG surpass $2 million in lifetime giving in 2018. President, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer Larry Gaynor said “With more than 1 out of 3 Americans affected by cancer and trying to understand the trauma once you enter that door, I cannot think of a better organization to support than ACS. ACS touches more lives than any other organization and for the 18 years TNG has been behind them, they have never once faltered in their mission.”
TNG was founded by Larry Gaynor in 1985. This Gallup-based organization focuses on technology to drive customer success and currently manufactures more than 1,000 products that make up its Signature Brands division. These brands are sold to national retailers and distributed to salons and spas through The Industry Source. TNG’s commitment to being a superior business partner is balanced with the company’s allegiance to community activism.