“A Round For Life” Gala Dinner and Golf Tournament Set for April 14 and 15
“A Round For Life” Gala Dinner and Golf Tournament, which has raised nearly $4 million in the past 19 years for Desert Cancer Foundation, will be held April 14 and 15 at Indian Ridge Country Club.
“Every year, we serve up a special brand of humor, joy and compassion. This year, we are thrilled to have NBC weathercaster and funny man Fritz Coleman and John Callahan, best known from the popular soap opera All My Children, serving as our celebrity MCs. It will be a memorable, moving and fun event,” said event Chair Lew May.
Tickets are on sale now for golf which will be held on April 15, on the two award-winning Arnold Palmer golf courses at Indian Ridge. Tickets are $350 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch. Nine holes are also available for $175 per person. The tournament is best ball format with closest to the pin and hole-in-one competitions. Golf starts at 7 a.m.
The Gala Dinner, hosted by comedian Fritz Coleman, will be held on April 14 at Indian Ridge Country Club at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction, live auction and raffle will add to the fun and excitement. Tickets are $175 per person; tables for eight or 10 are available. For tickets, please call Desert Cancer Foundation at (760) 773-6554.
A Trip of A Lifetime raffle will also be held that evening. The Trip includes round trip airfare for two on Turkish Airlines to one of 271 locations around the world! Only 300 tickets are available now for just $100 each. The winner need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased today by calling (760) 773-6554.
Since 1994, Indian Ridge Country Club and its members have been the largest contributors to the Foundation through the annual dinner gala, auctions, and golf tournament. This event and its club venues have raised over $25 million in services.
Desert Cancer Foundation Co-founders Cory and Art Teichner, and their neighbors and friends, started the tourney in 1995. “Indian Ridge members have worked tirelessly for nearly two decades to raise money for the important work Desert Cancer Foundation does to help Coachella Valley cancer patients with services from screenings to surgeries,” shares May. In 2012, the golf tournament and luncheon raised more than $330,000.
For two decades, Desert Cancer Foundation has been providing financial assistance for cancer-related medical care to Coachella Valley residents, according to Louise Fasana, executive director. “Desert Cancer Foundationhelps those who would otherwise be denied the treatment that they so desperately need, paying for cancer surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, biopsies, screenings, and diagnostics. To date, Desert Cancer Foundation has paid for medical treatments valued at more than $45.4 million.”
Desert Cancer Foundation has strong community support. “The ability to make the most of every donated dollar is due to the strategic collaborations with our local medical community of hospitals and doctors providing services to Desert Cancer Foundation clients at a greatly reduced cost,” explains Fasana. “For every dollar donated, Desert Cancer Foundation receives seven dollars in healthcare services.”
About Desert Cancer Foundation:
Founded in 1994 with the mission of helping Coachella Valley families facing cancer, Desert Cancer Foundation’s primary role is to fund cancer diagnosis and treatment for residents who would otherwise be unable to access medical services due to financial limitations.