Golfers can spend a day playing golf with views of the Charleston harbor while raising money for local pediatric cancer research. It's all part of the fifth annual Drive Away Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament benefiting Chase After a Cure.
This year's tournament is on Friday, Sept. 23 at Patriots Point Links in Mount Pleasant. Proceeds from the event are used to fund childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina and raise awareness for alternative and more effective treatments for children with cancer.
September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to bring attention to more than 15,000 children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer each year. Locally, about 70 children are diagnosed with cancer each year at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The captain's choice tournament includes a silent auction, contests, lunch and an awards ceremony and post-event reception. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place along with closest to the pin, longest drive and a hole in one. Cost is $400 for one foursome; $125 per individual player.