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Area Golfers Raise $12,000 for Cancer Patients

Bob Hartman, Robin Hartman, Tracie Gordon and Richard Goad watch as Sonny Helms, with Butterfield’s Golf Cars and Turf Equipment presents the check to Aaron Rivers, representing the Carilion Clinic Cancer Center Sunshine Fund.

“Swinging for a Cure” donation will provide transportation and financial support for Carilion Clinic Cancer Center Patients

Montvale, Va. (June 19, 2012) A group of friends looking for a way to help cancer patients ended up raising $12,000 with their first annual “Swinging for a Cure” golf tournament.  The friends, who have each been touched by cancer – either personally or through a loved one, wanted to do something to help others who were struggling because of the disease.

The “Swinging for a Cure” golf tournament at Ashley Plantation included a drawing for a shiny pink golf cart, provided by Butterfield’s Golf Cars and Turf Equipment of Montvale. The event raised a total of $12,000, exceeding the organizer’s first year goal.

“This is just the beginning, we’ll do even better next year,” said Butterfield’s Sonny Helms.

The funds were donated through the Carilion Foundation to the Carilion Clinic Cancer Center Sunshine Fund. The fund provides financial support to patients for transportation and other needs associated with their treatment.

For more information about the Carilion Clinic Foundation, contact Kay Strickland at 540-224-5398 or

About the Carilion Clinic Foundation

The Carilion Clinic Foundation generates philanthropic support for Carilion Clinic as it continues to grow as a regional and academic health science leader.  Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through a physician specialty group, advanced primary care practices, hospitals, and outpatient centers.  Led by clinical teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving the community’s health while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research.



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