The Bob Perks Fund was established in 2006 in memory of Bob Perks, a State College native, who passed away in 2005 after a long battle with melanoma.
Bob was a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and worked in the financial services industry. He was an avid sports fan and a four-year member of the Penn State baseball team.
Bob was only 42 years old and left behind his wife, Doreen, and two, very young children. He was a founding member of the local “Coaches vs. Cancer” chapter, and remained active until his own battle with cancer took his life.
Bob was devoted to helping cancer patients long before facing his own challenges with the disease. With the hope of fulfilling Bob’s wishes to make a difference for those with cancer, the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund was established by Doreen and Bob’s family, friends and colleagues.