Golfers Nail a Hole-in-One for Bayou Region Cancer Patients
The 2017 Hebert Open was a tremendous success, raising more than $118,000 for patients treated at Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center. The event brought together people from throughout the Bayou Region and professional golfers from around the country for food, fun and a great cause.
The tournament kicked off with the first ever Par-tee and Glow Ball where guests enjoyed delicious cuisine from Chef Jackie Marsh and lit up the night with Glow Ball golf. Other highlights included the festive ladies clinic, Mimosas and Mulligans, sponsored by Haydel Memorial Hospice, and the Quality Rental Tools, Frank P. Clements, Sr. Memorial Pro-Am, where 61 teams were paired with pros and everyone enjoyed a beautiful day in memory of a great man.
Mr. Joseph “Leroy” Williams, a multiple myeloma patient at the Cancer Center, played in the Pro-Am and met several professional golfers.
“Sam Fidone, the pro on our team, was so helpful,” said Mr. Williams. “He gave great pointers and was really there to help us – and all the pros were like that.”
Mr. Williams says playing in a tournament that benefits the Cancer Center meant so much to him. He has been a patient since he was diagnosed in February 2013.
“I love Mary Bird; they have the greatest people in the world. Everyone is there to help you. They treat you like you’re not only a patient but a friend.”
The funds raised at the tournament benefit Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center and help patients like Mr. Williams throughout their cancer journey. The center provides comprehensive cancer care including state-of-the-art treatments, diagnostic imaging, medical and radiation oncology, along with nutritional and survivorship support services for patients near home.