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2016 Stats

Players

Total holes played

Total dollars raised

28

1127

$33,648

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What is the Cures Within Reach Longest Day of Golf?

A golf tournament, unlike any other.

Each year, 24-40 players golf from dawn til dusk - sometimes as many as 100 holes, each raising money to fund a repurposing clinical trial.  In support of this amazing effort, we secure a private course, and provide our players with refreshments, carts, prizes, and encouragement.  

Together, these players have created amazing impact, changing lives for patients with prostate cancer, pediatric brain cancer, autism, Alzheimers, and pediatric auto-immune disease. See below for updates on this funded research!

Joining us on the course this year is Alex Moyer, former Miami Dolphins linebacker & founder of CA Gamechangers! CAG is a non-profit organization created to help young student-athletes maximize their academic and athletic experiences and facilitate life transitions to ensure success in life beyond sports. LDOG donations in honor of Alex and golfers playing for CAG will be split 50/50 between Cures Within Reach and CA Gamechangers! 

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How does it work?

Registered players contribute or raise a minimum of $1,000, with many players raising $3-5K. On the day itself, these players enjoy open play on a private course from dawn til dusk. 

 

What project will be funded in 2017?

Recipients of fundraising through Cures Within Reach:

This year, your fundraising efforts will have twice the impact!

Money raised by the golfers will be supplemented by a generous donation from Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships to fund two repurposing research projects. We thank Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships for their support!

Both of these childhood clinical trials have the opportunity to change kids’ lives, and you can help get them started right away!

  • Clinical Trial Project #1: Using a cancer drug to treat a rare pediatric liver disease Dr. Evan Nadler; Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare, life-threatening disease that affects children. BA eventually leads to liver failure if untreated, and is the leading cause of liver transplants in pediatric patients. Without liver transplantation, BA is deadly. Evidence exists that a drug used in cancer treatment may be an innovative support therapy for pediatric BA patients. This project will test this drug in BA patients to improve liver function and patient outcomes, hoping to save lives and reduce healthcare costs. Read more.

 

  • Clinical Trial Project #2: Low level laser therapy for prevention of oral mucositis in pediatric cancer patients Dr. Ihab Suwwan; The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada Large ulcers of the mouth are a horrible side effect for children who undergo stem cell transplants to treat blood or bone marrow cancers. These ulcers, called oral mucositis, cause pain when eating, poor nutrition and increased risk of infection. This clinical trial seeks help kids with cancer by preventing oral mucositis using low level laser therapy during and after stem cell transplants. If this works, this inexpensive and widely available treatment can help kids going through this difficult cancer therapy. Read more.

 

Recipients of fundraising through Alex Moyer & CA Gamechangers:

CHA baseballChicago Hope Academy (CHA) is a coed non-denominational college and life preparatory high school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person - body, mind and spirit. CHA offers a challenging preparatory curriculum, gifted teachers who encourage and mentor students, small class sizes (average of 12 students per class), and solid athletic programs that teach the value of teamwork, discipline, sacrifice, sportsmanship and preservation.

Partnering with CAG will result in identifying and financially assisting young student athletes to attend this school along with providing specific programing for student athletes at the school.

 

  

Hoop teamHoops Avenue Athletics, HAA Elite’s program has consistently prepared some of the best basketball players in the Mid-West through innovative clinics, one on one coaching, impactful training camps, and mentorship. It noticed a dire need for mentorship within the community of Evanston and its surrounding areas for young men. To that end, HAA Elite prides itself on teaching not only skills needed for the game, but also the lessons needed for life, character development, leadership accountability and team work. Its vision is to relentlessly guide the community’s youth toward success with the ultimate goal being to ensure that kids win both on and off the court.

Partnering with CAG will impact game time programming by addressing academic and social skills support and postgame programming by engaging collegiate athletes in mentorship.

Click here for details about CAG programming 

 

If you're interested in playing in 2017, let us know


Longest Day of Golf has been funding repurposing research since 2009!
We're proud to share these success stories with you....
2009-2010: Laser Ablation Approved to Treat Prostate Cancer
Click photo for full story of prostate cancer research funded
A day of golfing from dawn til dusk...
....is saving lives.
2011: Repurposing a Generic Drug for Pediatric Auto-Immune Diseases
Click photo for full story of pediatric auto-immune disease research funded
2012: Selected Therapy for Recurrent Pediatric Brain Tumors
Click photo for full story of pediatric brain cancer research funded
Save the date for Longest Day of Golf June 12, 2017
Transform the lives of patients with unsolved diseases by delivering treatments that can be used in the near-term
2013: Omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids to reduce symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder in 18-42 month old children
Click photo for full story of Autism research funded
2014: A new opportunity to treat behavioral problems in Alzheimer’s patients
Click photo for full story of Alzheimer’s research funded

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