SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Golfers can spend a day playing golf with views of the Charleston harbor while raising money for pediatric cancer research. It’s all part of the fourth annual Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament benefiting Chase After a Cure.
The Summerville-based nonprofit has partnered with The Marriott Business Council of Charleston to host this year’s tournament on Friday, Sept. 25 at Patriots Point Links in Mount Pleasant. Proceeds from the event are used to fund childhood cancer research and raise awareness for alternative and more effective treatments for children with cancer.
September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to bring attention to more than 15,000 children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer each year. Locally, about 70 children are diagnosed with cancer each year at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Since its founding in 2009, Chase After a Cure has raised almost $1 million for childhood cancer research and equipment at MUSC, specifically in the area of the very aggressive neuroblastoma.
The captain’s choice tournament includes a silent auction, lunch and an awards ceremony and reception. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place along with closest to the pin, longest drive and a hole in one. Cost is $400 for one foursome; $125 per individual player. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
About Chase After a Cure
Chase After a Cure was started in 2009 by Summerville, S.C., resident Whitney Ringler and her family after her son, Chase, was given a 30 percent chance of survival after being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Chase survived this aggressive form of cancer. Chase After a Cure raises awareness about childhood cancer, specifically neuroblastoma, and funds childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.chaseafteracure.com.
photos from 2014 tournament / provided by Chase After a Cure