Thursday Jul 16 2009
Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament one month away
By: Staff Report
Annual event supports childhood cancer children, families
The 12th annual Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Aug. 24 at the Sierra View Country Club in Roseville. All proceeds from the charity tournament benefit the Keaton Raphael Memorial. The tournament costs $500 for a twosome and $1,000 for a foursome, which includes green fees, a cart, box lunch, a fabulous Hawaiian-themed dinner, putting contest, raffle, and goodies on the range, a silent auction and prizes. Golf tournament sponsorships range from $150 to $5,000. Please contact the Keaton Raphael Memorial for more information. Dinner costs $40 if you would like to attend and not participate in the golf tournament. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is 11:30 a.m. The goal of the Keaton Raphael Memorial is to support children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support, while also increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure. The non-profit organization also offers burial expenses to families and provides an extensive network of resources. An advocate for families, Robyn Raphael of Roseville lost her 5-year-old son Keaton to cancer only eight months after his diagnosis in 1998. Shortly after Keaton’s death, Robyn began tirelessly working locally and eventually in Washington, D.C. to advocate childhood cancer research funding. To register for the tournament online, visit www.childcancer.org/chapters/roseville. The registration form can also be emailed to Info@ChildCancer.org or faxed to 784-3384. For questions or additional information, email Kendall Burley at email@example.com or call 784-6786.