At the age of five Lily LaRue Anderson was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, commonly referred to as DIPG, on May 3, 2014. She battled with her “Boo-Boo” for 11 months, during which time she touched the lives of thousands from all over the world who came together to support Lily and the Anderson family. Despite enduring a daily pill regimen, weekly blood draws, and everything else that came with it, Lily never stopped enjoying her love of comedy, animals, music, and life itself. Through it all Lily continued to bring smiles to the faces of everyone she met. Lily lost her battle with DIPG on April 6, 2015, but we continue the fight in her name by supportiing the Lily LaRue Foundation by way of the second annual Love for Lily golf outing!
The Lily LaRue Foundation, a pending 501c3 charity, is dedicated to helping other children and families afflicted with this cruel disease. The Foundation's mission is to increase awareness of DIPG, raise funds for research to eradicate DIPG, and to help children and families who are battling DIPG and other pediatric cancers. As Lily would have said we will raise awarness of DIPG using our “Yelly Voices”!
The money raised form generous folks like you who are participating in and sponsoring the golf outing is crucial because of how underfunded pediatric cancer research really is. There are over 20 different pediatric cancers including DIPG. These 20 plus cancers receive 4% of the total funds dedicated to cancer research each year, while pancreatic cancer alone receives the same 4%. This isn't to stay that any one cancer is more or less important than another, but it does illustrate the need to increase the awarness of and funding for DIPG.
Time: 12:00 PM
Price: $175 per golfer, $60 for dinner only
Includes:The price of the Love for Lily Golf Outing includes lunch, greens fees, a Love for Lily inscribed golf shirt, access to the putting green and driving range, unlimited beer during the entire event, cocktail hour with hors d' oeuvres on the veranda featuring live entertainment, and a great dinner including several savory dishes and a carving station!
Format:We will enjoy a shot gun start at 1:30 and play "best ball" so we can maintain a brisk pace of play in order to commence with cocktail hour in a timely fashion!
Contests and Prizes:Details to follow...In the meantime if you would like to donate a raffle prize package or item please contact Glenn Carlough by way of email@example.com.
Event Day Registration:Registration will begin at noon with lunch to follow. Just look for the pink fire engine and the pink bus and you'll know you're in the right place. Rob from Maxum Cigars will be on hand from noon to 1:30 so you can purchase a cigar to enjoy on the course or after your round. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the outing please contact Glenn Carlough by way of firstname.lastname@example.org. Your good deed will be rewarded with food and drink!
Sponsorship Opportunities:Numerous sponsorship packages are available to support this event and advertise for your company! Please click on the sponsor/dinner package tab for more information.
Outing Notes:If you can't join us for golf, that doesn't mean you can't join us! Dinner tickets are sold separately for $60 by clicking on the sponsor/dinner package tab. If you buy a dinner ticket you are also welcome at Cocktail Hour which gets under way at 6:00 pm on the veranda. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the outing please contact Glenn Carlough by way of email@example.com. Your good deed will be rewarded with food and drink!