SAVE THE DATE!
Monday, May 12, 2014
18th Annual Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament
The Tribute and Old American Golf Clubs
We are looking forward to a wonderful tournament this spring and we are excited for you to join us on the greens as we work together towards a world without blood cancers. We hope that you will join us as a sponsor or as a foursome of your friends, colleagues and family for this tournament that has an important focus: to help advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of finding a cure for blood cancers and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
The Tribute and the Old American sit side-by-side, but each offers a unique feel. The Tribute's design was inspired by the renown Scottish courses, while the Old American offers a nostalgic look back into golf in 1920 America. Sponsors will receive first choice of course between The Tribute and Old American. Players will be filled in and can provide a preference on a first come, first serve basis. We will do our best to place you accordingly. Players will receive a courtesy player bag of goodies with their registration along with a complementary Links Fore Leukemia golf shirt. There will be chances to bid on some amazing silent auction items as well as take a chance on some fun challenge holes throughout the course.
Shotgun Start at 8:00 am with lunch, awards and auction immediately following the tournament. We hope to see you on the greens! Questions about getting your foursome together or being a sponsor? Contact Melissa.Jacobowski@lls.org or 972.996.5912.
Why? Because of kids and people like our 2014 Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament Honored Hero, Cutler Fricke, Age 4, survivor of AML.
On 9/11/2009, three days shy of being six months old, Cutler was diagnosed with AML and immediately admitted into the hospital. The first round of chemo was started immediately the next day. After completion of the first round of chemo, Cutler was said to be in remission but the doctors thought it would be best to perform a second round of chemo while beginning the search for a bone marrow donor. Because Cutler’s brother was not a match, an unrelated donor was found via cord blood and the stem cell transplant was performed on 12/3/2009. On 2/8/2010 Cutler was sent home with a g-tube in place until he could learn to eat again. After a return trip to the hospital in March 2010 due to an infection from his main line, Cutler has remained hospital and infection free. He has been meds free since August 2010 and now leads the normal life of a four year old super hero.