More than 60 golfers took a drive against cancer Friday during the CEENTAcares Classic Golf Tournament at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation Friday.
CEENTAcares – Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.’s charitable branch – is raising money for the American Cancer Society. The Society is involved in funding and conducting cancer research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about cancer prevention.
About $30,000 was raised at the golf tournament. Money was raised through player signups, fundraising at the tournament, sponsorships from 10 businesses, and individual contributions. Platinum sponsors were Epic, HOYA Vision Care, and Sirius Computer Solutions. Gold sponsors were Essilor/OOGP; HealthWorks; Flagship Healthcare Properties; Johnston, Allison, & Hord, PA; and Oticon. Silver sponsors were Fuel Medical and OneDigital. The Bronze sponsor was NAS.
This year the winning team included CEENTA ENT doctors Christopher Jones, MD, and Ross Udoff, MD, plus two friends.
In second place was the team from Davis Delivery.
In third place was the team of CEENTA ENT doctors Jonathan Moss, MD; Nicholas Stowell, MD; and Christopher Tebbit, MD; plus a fourth friend.
CEENTAcares members thought the day went well.
“We had good weather, good turnout, raised over $30,000, and everybody had fun,” CEENTAcares committee member Bruce Marshman said. “All in all, a good time was had by all.”
In addition to the golf tournament, CEENTAcares has raffles and denim days – special days where CEENTA employees pay to wear jeans to work – to raise funds. All the funds raised this year will be given to the American Cancer Society at the end of the year.
Now in its eleventh year of fundraising, CEENTAcares becomes an active partner with different organizations that make a difference in the community and also tie into CEENTA’s healthcare mission. CEENTA’s eye and ENT doctors are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of cancer and refer patients to specialists as necessary. Additionally, CEENTA has three physicians – Daniel Brickman, MD, Donald Kamerer, MD, and Douglas Villaret, MD – who specialize in treating head and neck cancer.
In previous years CEENTAcares has raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Wounded Warrior Project, A Child’s Place, and the American Diabetes Association.
To see photos from the tournament, check out the album on our Facebook page.