The American Cancer Society recently hosted its inaugural Fight Cancer From the Fairways golf tournament. Seventy golfers, representing many area businesses and organizations, helped to raise $200,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s mission.
Attendees played the course and had an outdoor dinner overlooking the grounds of the Caves Valley Golf course.
The American Cancer Society is the largest nonprofit funder of cancer research in the U.S. outside the federal government and provides numerous free services to cancer patients and their families.
Alden “Smitty” Bradstock, of Veteran Contracting, Inc., and Adam Kleeman, of CohnReznick, chaired the Fight Cancer from the Fairways tournament, which honored Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, for his volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. Meltzer is a member of the CEOs Against Cancer Maryland-National Capital Chapter. Dr. Kevin Cullen, medical director of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center and American Cancer Society board member, spoke at the dinner about advancements in cancer care and research. The American Cancer Society has numerous research grants at work at the Greenebaum Cancer Center.
An event highlight was the hole-in-one challenge on hole No. 4 to win a 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA250, donated by MileOne Automotive. Rolf Haarstad of Hord Coplan Macht, nailed the hole-in-one and winning the car.