Chase for a Cure Donates $50K Over Three Years
The Chase for a Cure Golf Tournament announced that it has donated $50,000 over the last three years.
The tournament is held by RI’s Michael Callahan and his wife Kate to benefit their son Chase.
Chase Callahan, born on May 3, 2018, was diagnosed with rare disease called Kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (KEDS) five months later.
The money will go to Kinderspital (Children’s Hospital, Zurich) in Switzerland to aid their KEDS research program.
“We are so grateful to everyone who helped us accomplish this. Our community rallied around us and helped us turn a negative into something positive,” said Michael Callahan in a statement to GolfNewsRI.
The tournament has raised $85,000 over the three years with a net of $46,500. The Marfan Foundation boosted it to $50,000.
He adds in a statement on the tournament’s Facebook page, “I will be working with both the foundation and Kinderspital to facilitate this transaction in the coming weeks.”
This year’s tournament happened this past May and took place at Valley Country Club.
About Marfan Foundation
The Marfan Foundation’s mission is to save lives and improve the quality of life of individuals with Marfan syndrome, VEDS, Loeys Dietz, and other genetic aortic conditions.
The Foundation works tirelessly to advance research, serve as a resource to families and healthcare providers, and raise public awareness.