20 years ago, a group of individuals made a decision to change the way cancer had touched their lives; channel the negative energy into something positive and ultimately, to make a difference. The Drive for the Cure Foundation was born.
The Drive for the Cure fundraises through a number of events, most notably, the Drive for the Cure Golf Tournament. Up to this year proceeds from our events have been used to enhance the health, well-being, and quality of life for those struggling with cancer. Projects undertaken by the Drive for the Cure include, the purchase of special diagnostic and treatment equipment; provision of funds for a Program to assist children coping with this devastating illness in the family or the death of a parent or grandparent; and the purchase of visual aids to provide patients undergoing unpleasant treatments, a much needed moment of hope.
The Drive for the Cure, along with generous support from local businesses and individuals in BC, has come together to raise over $2.0 million dollars; providing funds for cancer care and treatment in British Columbia. Last year (our 19th year) we raised $184,000, and have many extra events planned for our 20th year so we should exceed that number substantially.
Since it is our 20th year we have decided to expand our number of events and our focus. We have added ‘Feast on the Fairway’ an exciting outdoor dinner running along the majestic Redwoods Golf Course’s first hole. Please attend as it will be a blast.
We also decided to expand from just Cancer to other illnesses and causes and specifically to add Neurological illnesses. Through the Drive for the Cure charity we can now accept donations for equipment or treatment for neurological illness and can pay for treatments for less fortunate people.
Like all years part of the funds raised will be distributed for cancer care and treatment or neurological wellness and the balance will be placed in an Endowment Fund for future donations. Drive for the Cure events and programs are run by our amazing volunteers, and almost 0% of funds are allocated for administration.
With our 20th Annual Redwoods Golf Tournament scheduled for Tuesday July 10th, 2018, we would like to invite you and your organization to join us for a day of fun on and off the links while helping our fight against cancer and Brain disease.
We look forward to joining you, to Help Make a Difference……