Saturday, March 19, 2016

Beat Bill & Tom Golf Outing (For Caleb)

I've previously written about my cousin's 3-year-old son Caleb. He is suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, cancer of the adrenal gland. My cousin Derek and his wife Stacy are immersed in caring for him. They are about to enter the hospital (again) for a very long stay because Caleb needs a stem-cell transplant.

Everyone always asks...What can I do to help?

Well, thanks to the very generous folks at the BTB Foundation, there is an easy way. They are staging a golf outing called "Beat Tom & Bill", and all the proceeds from that outing will go to nine families dealing with cancer. Caleb's family is one of the nine.

What is this "Beat Tom & Bill" golf outing all about? It's not your average golf outing. It's a really fun event. The brothers (Tom & Bill) go out a few weeks before the event, and golf to set a score that has to beaten. They aren't that great...just average golfers. On May 20th (a Friday), golfers who have signed up for the event, go out in two-somes and try to beat their score. What they don't tell you is that they have set up obstacles and distractions throughout the course to disrupt you. Nuns may jump from the bushes and paddle you while you line up your shot. Bagpipers may start to play. You never know what's going to happen.

We'd love for you to come out and join us that day at the golf course (White Pines in Bensenville). The cost is $150 for those who only want to golf. There's also a dinner afterwards with a silent auction/raffle which raises lots of money for the cause. If you golf and go to the dinner, it's $200. If you only want to come to the dinner, there's another option--it's only $75. You can also simply donate.

Here's the link: The BTB Foundation.

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. A lot of my friends have already donated prizes to the raffle (and some really great ones too). If you have something that you'd like to donate, that would be wonderful too.

Thanks in advance for your help. And thanks so much to the BTB foundation. They have already raised over $750,000 for families dealing with cancer.