Golf Fundraiser – Mike VanDenBerg
What is the Cures Within Reach Golf Fundraiser?
For over 10 years, golfers have been raising funds for medical repurposing research at Cures Within Reach’s annual golf event. In 2023, we’re returning to 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.
Your support allows us to improve patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research, driving more treatments to more patients more quickly.
The pandemic shined a spotlight on what we’ve known for over a decade: the fastest way to therapeutic impact is testing already approved therapies for new indications in clinical trials. We support quickly testing drugs, devices and more that are already safe and effective for one disease to treat another disease.
In 2023, a portion of the proceeds from this event will help to fund pediatric and veterans clinical trials to be selected later this year.
Together, over the years our players have created amazing impact, changing lives for patients with:
- Infectious Disease: COVID19, dengue, tuberculosis
- Neurological Disease: Alzheimer’s disease, autism, PTSD, traumatic brain injury
- Oncology: Metastatic thyroid cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, osteosarcoma, bladder cancer, blood cancer
- Pediatric: Autoimmune, oncology, rare liver, malnutrition, hearing loss, vascular malformations, muscular
Funds raised at our 2022 event helped to find, select and manage 4 oncology, pediatric and veterans clinical trials. Read about these here.
- In 2021: 3 pediatric clinical trials
- In 2020: 4 infectious disease clinical trials
- In 2019: 2 pediatric clinical trials
- In 2018: 2 oncology clinical trials.
How does it work?
Registered players contribute or raise a minimum of $1,500, with many players raising $2,000 to $5,000. On June 25, players will join us at Rich Harvest Farms for an incredible day of golf, lunch, cocktail hour, and more!
All funds donated to Cures Within Reach may be tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. CWR is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, tax ID 20-3620169.
Want to stretch your dollar and increase your impact? There are TWO ways: 1. Donate via bank transfer instead of credit card to significantly lower our fees! Select “Bank Withdrawal” near the bottom of the form below. 2. Many companies offer a matching gift program. To DOUBLE your impact, please ask your employer/HR department if matching donations are possible.
To send a check by mail:
134 N. LaSalle Street, #1130
Chicago, IL 60602