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Dataw Island Members Raise Money to Fight Cancer
Dataw Island members, this April, hosted "Master the Cure" tournaments



“Master the Cure”: Week-Long “Battle for Life” Cancer Fundraisers on Dataw Island Raise more than $12,000


Dataw Island members this year hosted “Master the Cure” Tournaments for their week-long series of cancer fundraising efforts, which together raised an impressive $12,127.
 
The Battle for Life cancer fundraiser is a volunteer-driven event that has become an institution on the Island. Spearheaded by the Dataw Island Women’s Golf Association (DIWGA), the event began in 2002, and now in its 17th year includes around 300 Dataw members each year who are dedicated to supporting the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Keyserling Cancer Center. A fitting beneficiary for the fundraisers, Keyserling is an innovative cancer treatment facility located right here in Beaufort, SC.
 
The Center reports that without donations like the ones from Dataw, the entire Cancer Center would not have been possible.
 
Dataw’s fundraising events comprised a golf tournament with a huge raffle, a memory wall featuring sponsored listings in honor of and in memory of loved ones, a tennis round-robin tournament, croquet, and a “Margaritaville” style pickleball tournament.
 
Dataw member Susan Emons, this year’s chair of the Master the Cure events, says that she owes the success to Dataw members.

“This was my first fundraiser and this event was only successful because of the generosity and spirit of Dataw Members,” Emons said. “Over 156 sports enthusiasts participated and had a blast doing it.”
A portion of these funds will be going to creating a manual for cancer patients to guide them through a tough journey.

Deborah Schuchmann, Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer said, “This manual will give patients guidelines of what to expect, who to contact, things to prepare for; an all-encompassing resource for cancer patients. We thank you so much.”

Donations to Beaufort Memorial can also be made online by visiting them at https://www.bmhsc.org/ways-to-give/bmh-foundation/give-now.

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