Memorial golf fundraiser


There’s still time to register for the annual Christ is my Big C Golf Tournament played in memory of Stephenie Jocham on Aug. 26 at the Sagamore Golf Club. The mission of Christ is my Big C is to lessen the financial burdens of cancer fighters and their families to allow them to focus on the more important things in their lives – faith, family and wellness. The tournament will include a four man scramble. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and shotgun starts at 11 a.m. Entry is due by Aug. 16.

Registration is $600 per team. A superticket also is available for $40 per person and includes one Mulligan, Frog Hole-hit from forward tees on selected hole, four raffle tickets, free golf swing launch monitor session, putting contest, $10 Golfsmith gift card, and entry into scratcher game to win $300 TaylorMade/Adidas gift card. The registration fee includes a cart, range balls, personal gift, all beverages, lunch, dinner, golf swag and Adidas golf shirt.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest, hole in one contest with a chance to win a new car, $10,000, $5,000, Adidas shopping spree, or 40-inch flat panel TV.

Shortly after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in January 2010, it became apparent to Jocham how blessed she was compared to others in similar situations. Thanks to the fact that she was financially solvent and was able to work remotely, she was able to keep her salary as well as her benefits. However, this is not usually the case with most cancer patients. Many lose their jobs and insurance benefits while they are struggling with treatments. While there are many foundations that raise money for research, there aren’t many that help the people who are undergoing cancer treatments. It was Jocham’s wish to help those dealing with cancer to not have to worry about where they will go for financial help.

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