I CARE I CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION’S INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT IS A SWINGING SUCCESS
The I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation hosted an inaugural golf tournament on October 19, 2017 raising over $70,000 for childhood cancer research.
Inspired by Board Member, Steve Greenbaum and newly appointed Board Member, Wes Holston, I Care I Cure hosted it’s first golf tournament on October 19, 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Approximately 20 foursomes were treated to a beautiful day including a buffet lunch, 18 holes of golf, food and beverage stations throughout the course, a wonderful silent auction, raffle, New Balance golf shirts, gift bags and a 19th Hole awards dinner. Proceeds were also raised through mulligan sales and a special golf ball rocket launcher option on one of the holes. BMW of Fort Lauderdale hosted the Hole in One Contest, with an opportunity to drive away from the course in luxury. Bacardi Spirits and Fuzzy Vodka provided premium beverages on the course, along with snack from Krave Jerky and Publix.
I Care I Cure is very appreciative of the sponsors that contributed with the success of the day: Diamond Annual Sponsor, Greenpoon Marder; Title Sponsor, Bressler Amery Ross; Ruby Annual Sponsor, The Thomas Edwin Greenbaum Foundation; Amethyst Annual Sponsor, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Silver Sponsor, Cushman & Wakefield; Bronze Sponsors, Genovese Joblove & Battista, Harry T. Mangurian Foundation, Silver Miller Law Firm; Hole Sponsors BMW of Fort Lauderdale, Brown & Brown Insurance, GlassRatner, Lash Goldberg, Lochrie & Chakas and the Simon Family.
Executive Director, Babette Ferre-Kosar was thrilled with the support and outcome of this first time event. “Cancer remains the leading cause of death of children from disease, pediatric cancer research is vastly under-funded and, as a result, there have been almost no advances in treatment in more than a decade. Less than 4% of federal funds spent on cancer research are allocated towards childhood cancer and pharmaceutical companies do not invest in childhood cancerresearch because it is not profitable, so each company and individual makes a difference in the ability to fund research.”
The I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation was established by the Besner family in memory of Ian Besner, who died at the age of 11 of complications from the toxic medications used to treat leukemia treatment. Funds raised go directly to cutting edge research for targeted and less toxic cures and treatments for childhood cancer, both locally and throughout the country. I Care I Cure has several Student Service Clubs throughout Broward County and in other states. Students participate in outreach projects with pediatric oncology patients, as well as volunteer at area fundraisers. Since 2017 I Care I Cure has funded over $1.6 million to research projects, both locally and throughout the country. .
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