2021 Golf Fundraiser

2021 Golf Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, IL

Golf 2020 Soriano group on courseFor over 10 years, golfers have been raising funds for medical repurposing research at Cures Within Reach’s annual golf event. In 2021, we played at Rich Harvest Farms, an exclusive private course rarely accessible by non-members and named the 5th best new private course in the US by Golf Digest when it debuted in 1999.

While the vaccine rollout for COVID19 continues, a day on the golf course is a great way to begin June – allowing us to enjoy the outdoors!  


The COVID19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the opportunity that drug repurposing provides: the fastest way to therapeutic impact is testing already approved therapies for new indications in randomized controlled trials.  We support quickly testing drugs, devices and more that are already safe and effective for one disease to treat another disease.

In 2021, a portion of the proceeds from this event helped to fund Pediatric Rare Diseases.  We selected the winning project(s) at our CureAccelerator Live! for Rare Diseases philanthropic pitch event on June 10-11, 2021.


Thanks to our 2021 Event and Company Sponsors!

Millco Investments

M&M Bankjudy-hirsch-foundation


Funding Game-Changing Clinical Trials that Make Real Patient Impact

Prior to June 2, registered golfers donated or raised at least $1,500 ($6,000/foursome) for Cures Within Reach to support our mission: driving more treatments to more patients through repurposing.

Past events have supported clinical trials in:

  • Infectious Diseases: COVID19, tuberculosis, dengue
  • Oncology: metastatic thyroid cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, pediatric cancer
  • Pediatric Diseases: autoimmune diseases, oncology, rare liver disease, malnutrition
  • Neurological Diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, autism

Supporting Our Golfers

Golf 2020 Goodfriend and DeBower

Event Co-Chair Steve Goodfriend (right) and Tom DeBower

Cures Within Reach supports our golfers fundraising by providing:

  • Individual donation web pages
  • Print and social media materials to share
  • Support for corporate matching and company sponsorship

Included: 18 holes, lunch, post-golf food and beverages, plus a tour of owner Jerry Rich’s private Car Museum

Golf 2020 tee off
Golf 2020 at Rich Harvest Farms