The Lovemark Foundation's 4th Annual Charity Golf Pro-Am
After thoughtful consideration, we regret to inform you that we will be cancelling the Lovemark Foundation’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Pro-Am. While we had hoped to be able to get our event in this year, the health, wellbeing, and safety of our supporters is of the utmost importance to us. We are taking this approach out of an abundance of caution and we believe this is the most prudent course of action at this time. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding
Last year, The Lovemark Foundation was fortunate enough to donate $150,000 to the Yale Brain Tumor Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. This is the most money that we have ever donated, so we are very excited to share that news. It is because of your generosity that we are able to gift such a large amount. Through that donation, we are able to continue to provide direct financial support and assistance to patients, which is more important now than ever. There are many patients, who unfortunately, are out of work due to the pandemic and it is crucial now that we provide support where we can. As an organization The Lovemark Foundation remains committed to providing assistance to the brain tumor and cancer community. We have therefore decided to partner with Dr. Jennifer Moliterno, Chief of Neurosurgical Oncology at the Yale Brain Tumor Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation to publish two children's books explaining brain tumors, and all that comes with the diagnosis. Dr. Moliterno published the original "Parker's Brain Storm" over 10 years ago and it has reached and helped countless children around the world. In an updated version, we hope this book will continue to help children and their families understand and cope with their diagnosis. "Parker’s Brain Storm" is a child-friendly story describing the journey of living with a brain tumor, from the initial diagnosis through surgery and the post-operative course, all from the perspective of a little bear named Parker. The second book, "Parker's Water Tube Ride" explains more about certain challenges after the initial brain tumor diagnosis and describes subsequent surgeries that might arise during the challenging journey. These books are free for families and are available in both English and Spanish. The Lovemark Foundation is proud to provide the funding for these very important resources that help children and their families face the unthinkable diagnosis of a brain tumor.
We are excited that with our funding, this book will be provided to hospitals throughout the country and world. Care providers, including neurosurgeons, pediatricians, neurologists and oncologists, will be able to provide these books to patients and families to help explain their diagnosis, and make the child feel more at ease.
We know that by contributing to a project like this, we can help make a small difference in patients and families lives as they navigate this tough time.
If you would like to make a donation to help provide books to patients and their families, please donate HERE. Your support and donations are needed now more than ever.
We thank you all for loyal support and we hope you know how highly we value your generosity and kindness. We look forward to making the next Lovemark Foundation Charity Golf Pro-Am in 2021 the biggest and best event yet. Stay tuned for more details!
In the meantime, please do take care of yourself and your family.