Supports MACC fund at Cheri Amore Golf Classic on June 25

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The Cheri Amore 10th Annual Memorial Golf Classic to Benefit the MACC fund will take place on June 25.

The event takes place at the Twin Lakes Country Club in Twin Lakes. Morning registration takes place at 6 am with a 6:45 shotgun start. 11:00am to 1pm lunch is served. Afternoon registration takes place at 11 am with a 12:30 pm shotgun start.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m.  and 6:30 p.m. dinner is served along with awards and auction, raffle and prizes.

In the 10 years of this event,  over $300,000 has been raised for the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer), a charitable, non-for-profit organization that supports research into the effective treatment and cure for childhood cancer and other related blood disorders.

Cheri Amore was a young woman with a passion for living. Like most 17 year olds, she loved time with her friends, her family and her dog. She loved dancing and parties, football games and cheerleading, and most of all, her time on the water either boating or skiing with the Aquanut Water Ski Team. Cheri’s life came to an end on July 9, 2002. She suffered an irreversible brain injury due to a stroke following a bone marrow transplant in treatment for Acute Mylagenous Leukemia (AML). Although only on this earth for 17 years Cheri taught many about courage, strength and hope. Cheri‘s initial cancer occurred shortly after her 3rd birthday, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). In total she experienced cancer six times. Her history of treatment included 3 bone marrow transplants, through the loving gift of marrow from her brother Andy. Each time she kept her focus on living life. As always her goal was to return to the water to enjoy her passion…riding in the boat or on the waves. In fall 2001 Cheri’s cancer returned. As a junior at Marian Central Catholic High School, she managed to maintain honor roll status, and she kept her focus on the future: driving the car, going to prom and preparing for college. In June, 2002 she entered Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin once again to undergo a 4th bone marrow transplant. This time with a slightly different procedure learned through research by a team of physicians in Europe. Cheri’s father, Buster would be her donor this time. Although the procedure had many risks, it offered Cheri the greatest hope for a permanent remission, a cure. The transplant itself was a success. She died free from leukemia. Her death was due to a complication in having a severely depressed immune system. On the day of her death Cheri’s dad was quoted as saying. “Without the benefit of the research done by the MACC Fund we could have lost Cheri at age 6. We owe them for the past 14 years of her life. Cheri’s treatment came through the learning of other children treated before her illness. We offer this same hope to families who will come after our experience.”

The MACC Fund gives hope to children with cancer, through research. Still being accepted for teh event are:

  • Morning golfers.
  • Dinner reservations.
  • Donations for hole sponsors.
  • Silent and live auction items.

All reservations and hole sponsor donations need to received by Friday, June 15. Please contact Buster and Cindy Amore at 262-877-2348 or Ron and Barb Bergsma at 815-678-4113.

If you have an item for silent or live auction, please contact Mary Tomlinson at marytomlinson06@gmail.com.

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