When my Mom called and told me that she was diagnosed with stage iv metastatic breast cancer, my heart sank. Over the next few weeks I began learning more and more and none of it sounded promising. At that time, Dr. Dennis Slamon with UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation began making major strides in his research to fight breast cancer. Shortly after her diagnosis, we determined that we would start a charity golf tournament to raise funds for further breast cancer research.
During October of 2005 we successfully launched our first golf tournament. With over a decade of events and support provided from around the world, we are so pleased to have donated over $1,000,000.00 to research. Our goal all along has been to provide first-class events that help bring awareness to our efforts and ultimately raises money to fund research. One of the coolest factors of our charity is that we do it out of love for the charity and the willingness to make a difference. Each person that sits on the board or helps with the event is a true volunteer and does not get paid.
If you get a moment, please take the time to spread our name and mission to your network of friends and colleagues. While breast cancer may not be affecting your family and friends now, it does affect 1 in 7 women in the United States alone. In total, it will strike 200,000 times and claim more than 40,000 lives in just this year.
I realize that you have many choices in charities to support, but if you find a way to show our charity your support, we will be forever grateful to you. Please remember that through the kindness and generosity of many, our event has become a huge success. Together, we do make a difference… Please join us.
Brian J. Esposito
Par for The Cure