October 5, 2021 – Family and friends of Lenny Schelin, Jr. recently presented Cleveland Clinic Martin Health with a gift in the amount of $50,000. The funds will continue to help support research into glioblastoma, an aggressive form of malignant brain tumor. 

Schelin Jr. passed away in 2018 at the age of 33 from glioblastoma. An avid fisherman, The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament helps keep his legacy alive. 

“Lenny always wanted to be remembered and I can’t think of a better way than to provide relief and hope for the ones that are afflicted with this horrible disease,” said his mother, Debbie Johnston. 

Following a check presentation at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, neurosurgeon Oszkar Szentirmai, MD, provided an update on the glioblastoma research taking place,, including new cellular research. 

“This is a big stride in treatment and finding opportunities to lengthen the life of so many,” Johnston said. “Hopefully this will lead to a cure. We couldn’t be more happy that this is part of Lenny’s legacy.” 

Dr. Szentirmai is grateful for the trust they have placed in the research at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. “Without their support, we could not have made the progress we have in learning more about this disease.” 

The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament is an annual fundraising effort in its second year. Martin Health Executive Director of Philanthropy Delesa Morris is thankful for their continued support. 

“This event is helping to provide hope for the future by funding research into this deadly disease,” she said. 

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Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is part of the Cleveland Clinic Florida region. It features three hospitals with 521 total beds, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous outpatient centers and clinics across Martin and St. Lucie counties on Florida’s east coast. Cleveland Clinic Martin Health offers preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center, wellness and rehabilitation services, and much more. Learn more at clevelandclinic.org/martinhealth.