Golfers raise more than $120,000 for American Cancer Society in honor of local brain cancer survivor
Lake Forest’s Conway Farms Golf Club, host of the 2017 BMW Championship, again hosted the William T. White Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament in support of the American Cancer Society. This year’s event was sold out with 146 participants.
More than $123,000 net was raised through direct donations, participant fees and exclusive silent auction packages. William T. White, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament Executive Committee Member and Northwest Group Manager for Wintrust Commercial Banking Russ Larsen said, “The committee was thrilled to have raised 50 percent more than last year for the American Cancer Society. We were humbled by everyone’s generosity in providing such a significant contribution towards cancer research.”
In 1981, William T. White, Jr. initiated a golf tournament to bring friends and interested people from the community together to raise funds to support the American Cancer Society. In recognition of his generosity, the tournament is now named in his honor after his death from leukemia in 1993. Now his son, Bill White, serves as the event’s chair.
One hundred percent of the funds raised from the event this year go to cancer research in honor of brain cancer survivor Kathy Mignin. “Kathy has been a longtime supporter of this event and served on the Executive Committee for a number of years,” said participant and friend of Kathy’s, Susan White. “Kathy’s love of golf has been an inspiration to many of us. And now she’s inspiring us with her perseverance and positive attitude in her battle against this terrible cancer.”
The success of this event could not be possible without individual and corporate sponsors. For more information about those sponsors, please visit www.acswtwgolf.org.
Submitted by the American Cancer Society
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