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Golf to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer in Kids

On Saturday, May 18, Par Line Golf Course near Elizabethtown will host its first Tee Off for T-Cells Golf Tournament to support the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Entry fee is $75 per golfer or $280 per foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, carts, lunch, dinner, beverages, and registration gifts. A Chinese auction will also be held for great prizes.

Registration is now open and runs through May 1. Registration forms can be obtained through Tom Garrett at tgarrett7@msn.com or over the phone at 717-315-7228.

The foundation is also seeking sponsors for the tournament, which it plans to hold annually. Sponsorship is $50 for a hole with higher rates for lunch, dinner, beverage, gifts and overall event sponsorship. Interested sponsors can contact Tom Garrett for more information.

All proceeds benefit the Emily Whitehead Foundation to help activate a cure for childhood cancer. Emily is the first child in history to be treated for cancer using her own reengineered T-cells to attack and kill her cancer cells. This revolutionary treatment was a last ditch attempt to save Emily’s life after the Hershey Medical Center ran out of weapons to fight her cancer.

Transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily spent two weeks in a coma as the disease and the side effects of the treatment ravaged her body. Despite fading hopes, the doctors managed to save her life and she woke from her coma on her seventh birthday, cancer free.

The Emily Whitehead Foundation was created four years ago to serve as a voice for pediatric cancer patients and help raise awareness and funding for innovative childhood cancer treatments.

More information can be found by visiting the foundation’s website at emilywhiteheadfoundation.org.

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