Golf Tournament to raise money for brain cancer research

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Pink Polka Dots (PPD) Junior Guild is proud to announce the fifth annual Sydney Coxon Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction/Dinner on Saturday September 10, 2011, at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett.

Sponsored by Integrated Technologies, Inc. (Intec), all proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

PPD was founded by three now-teenaged classmates, in memory of their friend Sydney Coxon who died at age eleven of a brain tumor. As a Seattle Children’s Hospital Junior Guild, the majority of members are teens or younger. Intec, an Everett-based engineering design and manufacturing company where Sydney’s parents work, sponsors the event because the company and the Pink Polka Dots have a shared goal.

“No one should have to go through what Sydney’s family went through,” says guild co-founder Kelsey Josund. “We want to prevent any other child, family, or community from being affected by a brain tumor.”

Since its founding in 2006, PPD has raised more than $330,000 for brain cancer researcher Dr. Jim Olson and his lab. Dr. Olson’s lab is responsible for groundbreaking research into tumor detection, removal, and treatment, including “tumor paint” (featured in Time Magazine, July 19, 2007). Some of these discoveries have the potential to help fight multiple types of cancers.

The Golf Tournament is open to the public and direct donations are also welcomed to help in the fight against brain cancers. The cost is $135 for golf and the buffet dinner, or $65 for just dinner (includes dessert). Both options include the auction in the evening.

Register online at Intec or at Sydney Coxon Memorial.   All donations received for the event will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Coxon Family Foundation. 

For more information about PPD visit PinkPolkaDotsGuild or email  or contact Kelsey Josund at 206-364-8021.


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