Colts Neck Family Gives Back after Childhood Cancer Tragedy 

July 8, 2019
Bridget Schneider Colts Neck

In February 2018, Bridget, a 6-year-old Colts Neck resident, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right leg.

“I thank God every day that she got kicked at soccer practice because had she not, I don’t know when we would have found the cancer,” Bridget’s mom, Jamie, said.

Doctors discovered bone cancer in Bridget’s right leg and saw it had crossed the growth plate. Her parents went to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, for her treatment. Bridget underwent 20 weeks of chemotherapy, followed by the amputation of her right leg, then 32 more weeks of chemotherapy.

“Bridget was a strong fighter through this horrible ordeal,” her grandmother, Mary Schneider, said.

As a thank you to St. Jude, Mary and George Schneider, of Colts Neck, are planning a fundraiser golf outing so that the hospital, which never charges families for treatment, may continue to serve other young patients.

“[We] want to say how grateful we are to that unique hospital,” she said.

The Inaugural St. Jude New Jersey Golf Classic in honor of Bridget will be held Monday, July 8 at the Trump National Golf Club at 1 Trump National Blvd. in Colts Neck.

“We would love to have people come and participate in playing golf or donating auction items or join us for the cocktail reception and dinner.”

Golfer registration will take place at 11 am followed by a 1 pm shotgun tee-off and 5:30 pm reception and dinner. There are several paid sponsorship opportunities as well as individual tickets available. A golf reservation, lunch, cocktail and dinner ticket is $425. One cocktail and dinner ticket is$100.

“St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is a unique place, and we are so thankful that Bridget and many other children are treated there. Our saying is, ‘If you have a healthy child or grandchild, say, “Thank you.” If you don’t, donate.’”

For more information or to make a donation, visit StJude.org/njgolfclassic or contact becky.gibson@stjude.org.

By Shanna O’Mara