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.


The second annual Joseph T. Batten Legacy Fund Golf Outing raised over $20,000 for skin cancer research at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center with the support of 74 golfers and 120 reception guests who gathered to celebrate Joe Batten’s life.
Ruth Ann Batten, second from left, pictured with her children Jillian, Joseph, and Stephen
Ruth Ann Batten, at right, pictured with 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