The 1st Annual Drive for a Cure golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 30, at the beautiful Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda, CA. All proceeds will support the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research’s goals of supporting patients and their families experiencing difficulties financing integrative approaches, as well as funding studies and clinical research into innovative cancer treatment and prevention methods.
The day will kick off with registration at 9:30am and complimentary range balls will be provided so a golfer can perfect that winning swing prior to the 11:00 start time. Individual golfer fee is $200; foursomes are $700. The event will include a 4-person scramble, a BBQ lunch, and a dinner banquet that evening replete with an exciting raffle, an auction and an awards ceremony. At the end of the dinner, a drawing will be held for a 2008 Ford Edge – tickets may be purchased from anyone at the Foundation for $100 and a maximum of only 500 tickets will be sold.
“We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, players, volunteers and other foundations who are helping to make this tournament a success,” says Dr. Albert C. Sanchez, Sr., FACR Founder. “Proceeds from events such as this provide important funding for our emergent research in cancer, and support of patients and their families around the world.”
“Through the generosity of individual donors and corporate sponsors, each year we raise significantly more money to support our goals. We are looking forward to keeping that tradition alive in 2008 and beyond.”
The Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research was founded in 2003 by Dr. Sanchez after losing both his wife and daughter to colon cancer, in his search for more effective and less toxic cancer treatments. The mission of the FACR is to seek out promising, scientifically-validated alternative cancer treatment methods, to actively educate the public about them and to provide funding toward research and development of new treatments.
To date, thousands of patients and their families have been directly supported in their fight to heal, and countless others have and will continue to benefit from the ongoing research. The Foundation is dedicated to the belief that through integration of thoughts, ideas and approaches can we lessen the devastation cancer has had on our world, winning the battle one person at a time.
“The Foundation is excited at the aspect of bringing the community together in a fun-filled, exciting atmosphere of good-hearted competition,” states Al Sanchez, Jr., FACR Executive Director. “We look forward to raising much-needed funds as we strive to give people hope and answers in their fight against this disease.”
To obtain more information about the 1st Annual Drive for a Cure tournament, please contact Tina Gomez, Events Director, at 714-713-2836. Or visit the FACR website at www.facr.org.