Desert Cancer Foundation Raises Funds For Patients in Need

Crack $400,000 mark from 20th anniversary events

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The Desert Cancer Foundation's A Round For Life has raised more than $400,000 at the 20th Anniversary of the events held March 30-31.

This year the event included, for the first time, a Pro Am with 31 valley pros participating in support of the mission of Desert Cancer Foundation to provide life-saving medical assistance to Coachella Valley residents who can't afford to pay for their cancer treatments.

In addition, there was a Ladies Invitational nine-hole golf tournament the day before the main event that benefitted the Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Fund.

The Sunday evening Jubilee Gala, a sell-out of 300 seats, was a silent and live auction cocktail and dinner party hosted by Fritz Coleman, comedian and Southern California NBC weathercaster.

The gala auction items and other prizes from the tournaments featured a trip to anywhere in the world, a luxury trip to Las Vegas for three days and two nights with golf and a personal fitting for four at a TaylorMade facility, a private yacht for six with crew and a chef for a two-day cruise and fishing trip off San Diego, custom interlocking paving stones from Farley Pavers, and a solar system from Hot Purple Energy.

For 20 years, Indian Ridge Country Club has donated both Arnold Palmer courses and the clubhouse for A Round for Life. Actively involved club members have underwritten the cost for two decades.

For more information or to donate, visit www.desertcancerfoundation.org or call 760-773-6554.

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