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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a national effort aimed at bringing attention to the need for more support for childhood cancer research.
Locally, Chase After a Cure is two hosting events this month to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research efforts at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Chase After a Cure was started in 2009 by Summerville resident Whitney Ringler and her family after her son, Chase, was given a 30 percent chance of survival after being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Chase survived and is now a healthy 8-year-old and a symbol of hope for childhood cancer awareness in Charleston.
Chase After a Cure Events for Childhood Cancer Awareness
- Chase After a Cure Golf Tournament – Sept. 24 at Patriots Point Links in Mount Pleasant. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided by 17 North Roadside Kitchen. Shotgun start for this captain’s choice tournament is 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. Cost is $100 per person or $375 for a foursome.
- Hole Lot of Fun – 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at Blackbeard’s Cove, 3255 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant. Bring the whole family for unlimited golf, go-karts, jump castles, a climbing wall and arcade games. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.chaseafteracure.com or at the door. Food and adult beverages will be available.
For more information on these events or to register, click here.