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Several years ago at the National Tour Championship in Hilton Head, SC, the Golfweek Amateur Tour committed to help win the fight against cancer after the Tour lost a fellow director to cancer. Roger was not only a fellow tour director but a dear friend and as an expression of our grief, we put a story on our front page entitled “Golf is a great game for the small things that it does…”(Click here to read the story).
After a tremendous response from fellow golfers sharing similar stories, The Golfweek Amateur Tour realized how many of our Tour members’ and directors’ lives have been affected by cancer. We knew we had to make a difference. In honor of Roger, our directors, and our family of Tour members that have been touched by cancer, the Golfweek Amateur Tour will stand up as a team and help win the fight against cancer. We invite you to join us.
In 2009, the Golfweek Amateur teamed up with Stand Up to Cancer to raise A minimum of $50000 in the coming seasons. Why the Stand Up to Cancer Organization? SU2C's goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition. Our golfers and the many lives affected are not just affected by one type of cancer. Stand Up to Cancer supports research for all types of cancer, giving grants to the top cancer researchers in every field to find a cure for cancer in our lifetime.
So far we have almost met our goal through raffles, contests and donations. Both businesses and personal donors have been generous.However, we cannot stop here. We are committed to continue our efforts for years to come.
During the coming seasons, the Golfweek Amateur Tour’s initiative will continue with donations being accepted through the website and at tournaments, culminating at the National Tour Championship in October. In honor of our directors and our family of Tour members that have been touched by cancer, the Golfweek Amateur Tour will stand up as a team and help win the fight against cancer. We invite you to join our team, invite others to join, and give all that you can to help others have the chance to swing another day.
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