Community unites to remember two-year-old cancer fighter, raise $75,000 for childhood cancer research
East County News Service
April 7, 2017 (Alpine) - The Kylie Rowand Foundation will host its 4th Annual Prayers for Kylie Golf Tournament at the Steel Canyon Golf Club on Friday, April 21 at 1 P.M.
Presented by the Wild and Free Project, the event will honor the two-year-old Alpine toddler who lost her battle to neuroblastoma in 2015, and raise funds for childhood cancer research.
“Kylie’s cancer was compounded by a condition called NMYC amplified where the body fights the chemotherapy. Unfortunately, many children are victims of this disorder, which lowers their survival rate significantly,” shared Kylie’s mom, Bree Rowand. “That’s why it’s crucial to find a cure. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and it can have a life-changing impact. Last year we surpassed our goal of $50,000 and our goal is to raise $75,000 this year. We invite everyone to join us for this special day as we honor our special angel and raise money to help other children.”
Single player cost is $150 and includes golf, cart, lunch, goodie bag, dinner and two drink tickets. In addition, group sign-ups for two, three and four players is available.
“Following the tournament, we’ll fly to New York City to present a check to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The funds we provide are specific to Kylie's research,” continued Rowand. “When Kylie passed, the center harvested Kylie’s cells, blood and marrow for research, and they’re currently working to find a cure. If they had a cure, it would save thousands of children's lives.”
About The Kylie Rowand Foundation
The Kylie Rowand Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization assisting in funding clinical research trials that are proving to be instrumental in the fight against childhood cancer. Aside from donating to research, the organization also helps families with its “Love Like Kylie” and “Kylie Kare” initiatives. The programs provide gift baskets to children battling cancer and assist families during the financial struggles that haunt them as a victim of childhood cancer.
About the Wild and Free Project
The Wild and Free Project is founded on strong moral principles, dedicated to making a positive impact on the greater community. Through our 'Wild & Free" Movement, we are committed to supporting charitable organizations who fulfill a critical role promoting high quality programs in health-related areas such as childhood cancer. And through The Wild and Free Project, we strive to help these organizations bring encouragement to individuals battling critical health problems.