2020 Long(est) Day of Golf
October 12, 2020 at Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, IL
12th Annual Golf Fundraiser
For over 10 years, golfers have been raising funds for medical repurposing research at Cures Within Reach’s annual LDOG event. In 2020, we again 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 COVID19 pandemic continues to be a critical focus for everyone, we rescheduled this event to Monday, October 12, 2020. A day on the golf course was a needed date on the calendar. We can be physically distant without being socially distant!
Funding Game-Changing Clinical Trials that Make Real Patient Impact
Prior to October 12, registered golfers donate or raise at least $1,500 ($6,000 for a foursome) for Cures Within Reach to support our mission: driving more treatments to more patients through repurposing.
The COVID19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the opportunity that drug repurposing provides. With over 600 fast-tracked clinical repurposing trials to treat COVID19 patients, there has been unprecedented attention on the opportunity of quickly testing drugs that are already safe and effective for one disease in clinical trials to treat another disease.
This year, a portion of the proceeds from this event helped to fund four infectious disease projects (two in Covid-19, one in dengue and one in tuberculosis).
Past events have supported clinical trials in:
- 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
Cures Within Reach supports our golfers fundraising by providing:
- Individual donation web pages
- Print and social media materials to share
- Documents to support corporate matching and company sponsorship of a player or team