PHOENIX, ARIZ. (July 24, 2017) – The seventh annual Tee It Up To Cure Leukemia charity golf tournament is set for Friday, Sept. 29, at Legacy Golf Course, 6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; the tourney tees off at 1:15 p.m.
The tournament is special to organizer Jana Brickey, Associate/Business Development Director at Dick & Fritsche Design Group. She lost a grandfather to leukemia and in 2009 a great niece was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. An avid bowler, Brickey also lost a friend with whom she competed in a national tournament was diagnosed with lymphoma and died within months
“When I started this event, it was my way of supporting my great niece,” Brickey said. “I wanted to be a part of her battle even though I lived two states away. As the years pass, I have been forever changed by the stories of survivors and have honored the families of those who passed. I hope our collective efforts help eradicate leukemia from our vocabulary.”
The golf tournament has raised more than $32,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Brickey said. LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
Entry fee for the charity event is $90 per player before August 15, $100 after that date. It includes golf cart, range balls, and lunch before the shotgun start. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
“Participation has increased each year,” Brickey said. “We had 96 golfers last year. September is also Blood Cancer Awareness Month so the timing of our event makes it even more special.”
For more information and to register for the tourney, visit teeituptocureleukemia.com.