Posted: January 22, 2019
QBE Shootout Golf Tournament Raises Critical Funds for Childhood Cancer Research
The 2018 QBE Shootout golf tournament brought together some of the world’s best golfers for a PGA Tour team competition and a chance to raise critical funds benefitting our mission to end children’s cancer. Joseph Campione, CureSearch superhero and Ultimate Hiker attended the event representing all our smallest cancer-fighting superheroes. Stories like Joseph’s are the inspiration behind this charitable event.
Joseph Campione was born with a different kind of strength than most kids – he was born with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. At just 3 weeks old, Joseph would start chemotherapy and radiation treatments, fighting for his life every single day. He would go on to spend his first birthday in isolation to protect his immune system, which was severely compromised by his treatments.
The first 18 months of his life were spent fighting cancer before he was finally declared cancer free. The effects of his cancer journey were long term; Joseph still struggles from the side effects of his treatments even as he celebrated his 12th birthday this year.
“I wish that no child should have to go through this because the effects still affect me today. No person should have to go through what I went through in life because even after the doctors say that you are discharged you are never discharged,” said Joseph.
Joseph’s family supports CureSearch because they too believe that finding better, less-toxic children’s cancer treatments is crucial so that kids can both survive and thrive after battling childhood cancer.
Founded in 1989, the QBE Shootout was started by World Golf Hall of Famer, Greg Norman. Since then, the event has raised more than $13 million for CureSearch and kids like Joseph, as well as other charitable causes.
We are incredibly thankful to continue to partner with QBE Shootout and Greg Norman on this annual event.
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