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Cancer Support Center’s golf outing set for Sept. 13

The Cancer Support Center is hosting its 30th annual golf outing and dinner on Monday, Sept. 13, at Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Highway in Flossmoor.

The fundraiser will help the Cancer Support Center continue its work of providing its many programs for cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. The request for services has increased while funding has been dropping, said Stephen Kelly, a CSC board member.

Registration will begin at noon followed by a shotgun tee off start at 1 p.m. The cost for individual golfers is $225 and includes lunch, golf, drinks and dinner. Golfers will be treated to snacks and drinks while golfing the 18-hole course. Golfers will have the opportunity to meet former White Sox catcher and baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk on the course.

For those who want to support the center but pass on golf, join the fun at an after party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The dinner will be outdoors to allow for social distancing among guests. Tickets are $60.

The center will honor Michael Alberico, longtime resident of Flossmoor, as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 TRJ Humanitarian award for his leadership and dedication to CSC and unwavering compassion for those battling cancer. The TRJ award is given each year in memory of Thomas R. Jones, the husband of Cancer Support Center co-founder Patricia McDonald. The award will be presented at the dinner.

Kelly, who also serves as a member of the golf outing committee, said: “We all have experienced cancer in our lives, and for over 25 years the Cancer Support Center has been a valuable resource and a place of hope for those affiliated. I have been a board member and golf chairman for over 20 years and continue to be amazed and impressed with the leadership and staff as well as the extensive professional services offered by this organization. The Center offers support where most needed, and I am honored to be a small part of it. ”

The Cancer Support Center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. Programs, resources and services are delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritional educators and experts; and are provided in a warm, nurturing setting at no cost to participants. The center serves clients at 2028 Elm Road in Homewood and at 19645 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena.

For more information about The Cancer Support Center, the 30th Annual Golf Outing, or any of the center’s programs, please call 708-798-9171 or visit www.cancersupportcenter.org.

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