Pink Polka Dot Guild golf tournament benefits pediatric cancer research

Saturday, August 7, 2010

September is *Childhood Cancer Awareness Month* and Lake Forest Park’s own Pink Polka Dots Junior Guild announces that Registration is now open for their biggest annual event, the Sydney Coxon Memorial Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Dinner to be held September 11 at the Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett. It is a fun way to support research for a cure for pediatric brain tumors.

Registration is now open at The Sydney Coxon Memorial Golf Tournament page . There is an early discount if you register for golf or dinner-only before August 25. 

If you like to golf, bring some friends and sign up a foursome. Or if you register as a single, you will be matched up with a fun group. If you don’t want to golf, remember you are welcome just for the buffet dinner and dessert, raffle drawings, silent auction and program in the evening. There will have some interesting speakers, including researchers and a local 15-year-old brain cancer survivor.

The Pink Polka Dots Junior Guild formed in memory of their friend, Sydney.  Sydney died February 2006 after a year-long battle with a rare type of brain tumor. She was only eleven. 

The goal is to raise enough money for researchers to find a cure or more effective treatment for brain tumors. After seeing Sydney’s heartbreaking fight with her illness, they don’t want this to happen to any other child or family. The funds they raise support the groundbreaking research in Dr. Jim Olson’s Lab at Seattle Children’s and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

At Third Place. Photo courtesy Kelsey Josund.
They raise funds through direct donations and the sale of handmade and printed art cards, jewelry, and crafts at farmer’s markets and special events such as dance party, benefit concert, and lemonade stands. The Guild, with Sydney’s family, holds the annual golf tournament each September. They have now raised more than $250,000 for the cause.

Direct donations to the cause are always welcome. Much of the research that they fund shows promise for all kinds of cancers, not just pediatric cancers. Donations can be mailed to 18115 33rd Ave NE, Lake Forest Park WA 98155, or made via PayPal through either the Pink Polka Dots website or the Sydney Coxon Memorial webpage.


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