The 2017 QBE Shootout was made up of 24 PGA Tour golf pros and 300 volunteers with one goal – to raise critical funds for CureSearch’s mission to accelerate high-potential pediatric cancer research out of the lab and into the hands of children who need it the most.
This three-day tournament began in 1989 and is hosted by legendary golfer Greg Norman. The event took place at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. Throughout its history, the QBE Shootout has included many of golf’s greatest players and this year was no exception with Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson, Lexi Thompson and more.
CureSeach was proud to have Beau Swallow represent the organization at the event. Beau spoke at the annual Pro-Am Awards Dinner that highlights tournament week and talked about his resilience in fighting and eliminating Stage IV Ewing sarcoma that had spread to his chest and lungs in 2009. After several surgeries, 23 rounds of chemotherapy and radiation Beau is fully in remission and a student at American University.
“My family supports CureSearch because we saw firsthand how the funding went directly to Ewing Sarcoma research,” said Beau.
Thank you to all of QBE Shootout partners for your support in this year’s event. Your support is already helping us make major strides in our mission to end children’s cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.
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