One hundred golfers will tee off Saturday, June 2, at Westpark Golf Club in Leesburg to help raise funds for cancer treatments for Ashburn resident Malea Kanoho.
The 37-year-old, mother of four has stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Her treatments cost $1,800 to $2,700 a week and are not covered by her health insurance. Her husband, Jason Kanoho, said monthly fundraisers, such as the golf tournament, are their only hope to continue Malea’s fight, because the family has exhausted their personal savings paying for the costly treatments.
Ashburn Pub co-owners Kevin Bednarz and Mark Eckert coordinated the golf tournament to help the family. Jason’s band, Island Tyme, regularly plays at the Pub.
“The Kanohos are part of the Pub family,” Bednarz said. “Anytime you can combine a fun thing to do, like golfing, and do it for a good cause, it makes it twice as good.”
The golfers tee off at 2 p.m. Onlookers are welcome to cheer for their favorite players.
Want to skip the golf? Supporters can attending an after-tournament celebration and awards ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashburn Pub. The festivities will include raffle prizes for a foursome of golf at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA, and the TPC Potomac at Avenal Farm golf course in Potomac, MD; a weekend getaway at The Inn at Charlestown, WV, which includes one night’s accommodations and $100 in gaming chips; a Fender electric guitar; and gift certificates to a variety of great local restaurants and businesses.
For more information on Malea’s story, to make a donation or to learn about future fundraisers or how you can help save a life, visit http://savemalea.org/.