The Joseph T. Batten Legacy Fund


The purpose of the Joseph T. Batten Legacy Fund is to increase awareness around prevention and early detection of skin cancer and to raise funds for the development of new treatments and diagnostics for this deadly disease.

In 2011, when Joe was 53 years old, a mole on his shoulder that had changed shape and color was biopsied and found to be melanoma. It was discovered early and had not spread to his lymph nodes or other organs. The doctors were able to remove the affected area and surrounding tissue. Joe was lucky and he went on living his life with as much optimism and gratitude as ever. In 2016, after not feeling well and being seen by a doctor, receiving further testing, Joe was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. He put his full faith in God, his family and doctors who cared for him and lived for another three and a half years and spent as much time as he could with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.


Joseph T Batten Legacy Fund 2nd Annual Golf Outing

Monday, October 10, 2022
Coatesville Country Club

Proceeds from this event will go to Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center to support its patients and cancer research. 


The Joseph T. Batten Legacy Fund raised over $20,000 for skin cancer research with the support of 88 golfers and 135 reception guests who gathered to celebrate Joe’s life. Pictured (left to right) are Jillian Batten Schrotberger, Ruth Ann Batten, and Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, who was Joe’s oncologist during his treatment.



Send a check made payable to:

The Joseph T. Batten Legacy Fund c/o CCCF

28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382