Carolinas Against Cancer was incepted in 2010 as a way for the Carolinas Chapter to support a different cancer-related cause each year. Collectively, we are able to donate a greater dollar amount toward finding a cure for cancer. In the inaugural year of 2010, the Chapter chose to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; in 2011, Chapter members participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society; in 2012-2013, the Carolinas Chapter was proud to partner with The Jenny Sullivan Sanford Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center to fight against skin cancer; and, last year, the Chapter raised more than $30,000 for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in support of pancreatic cancer research.
This year, we are on a mission to raise money to help find a cure for kidney cancer. All Carolinas Chapter members, member-club staffs, boards and members, and industry-supporting vendors and friends are invited to come together to raise funds to help find a cure for cancer. Greensboro Country Club will be our gracious host as we Party for a Cause and Golf for a Cause; please consider joining us for either or both events.
The cause hits especially close to the heart of the Greensboro Country Club team, as Judy Deaton, wonderful wife of the club's Director of Golf, Jim Deaton, has been fighting kidney cancer for several years. Wake Forest University has been wonderful in their support of and care for the Deatons and, in an effort to keep the fundraising dollars close to home in the Carolinas, the Chapter's donation this year will go to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist, located in Winston-Salem, NC.