Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2013

ICA USA’s 4th Annual Golf Classic Supports Cancer Research Grants

Nearly 90 golfers hit the links recently to raise funds for critical cancer research by leading Israeli scientists. Israel Cancer Association USA’s 4th Annual Golf Classic was held April 3 at the exclusive Banyan Golf Club in West Palm Beach.

Golfers enjoyed brunch and a sneak peek at the silent auction prior to teeing off at 1:00 p.m. for a fun afternoon of golf. On the front nine holes golfers enjoyed playing a Better Ball of 4 Shamble, then switched to a Straight Shamble for the back nine. A cocktail reception, silent auction, barbecue dinner and awards ceremony followed play.

Co-Chairs Nancy Brown and Dianne Meckler attributed the success of the event to the golfers’ belief in the innovative, entrepreneurial approach of Israeli scientists toward cancer research. “Scientists in Israel tend to think outside the box,”explained Mrs. Brown. “ICA USA funded researchers are at the forefront of science, turning today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s treatments. Proceeds of the 2013 Golf Classic will benefit ICA USA cancer research fellowship grants for these brilliant Israeli scientists.” Fellowship grants are $22,000 each, payable over two years, with 100% of fellowship dollars going directly to the scientist – not to their institution.

One golfer believes so strongly in what ICA USA funded scientists can accomplish he chose to fund a 2013 fellowship himself! Mr. Bruce Youngman, Palm Beach, has selected a study of pediatric brain tumors by Dr. Nitza Goldenberg-Cohen at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva. Mr. Youngman remarked that “the breakthroughs Israeli scientists are discovering each and every day will have a global impact on the health of future generations.”

Captions (top) Bernie & Billie Marcus (bottom) 2013 Golf Classic Co-Chairs Nancy Brown, Dianne Meckler

2013 Golf Classic Co-Chairs (L-R) Nancy Brown, Dianne Meckler

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