The following is an announcement from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
The First Annual Big “Billy” Greene Tournament for Hope will be held Friday, April 20, at the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park, where Greene was a longtime member.
William “Billy” Greene was a father, son, brother, avid golfer, bartender, friend to many, and usually the life of the party. Greene first felt something was “off” at his son Billy’s wedding during the summer of 2010, when the usually social man felt quiet and reserved. He immediately went to his doctor, and was soon diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in July 2010.
Greene was treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in December 2010. After a nine-month battle with AML, he passed away in his sleep on April 19, 2011, at age 60.
Together, a year after Greene’s death, his friends and family, including his three children, Kerry, Billy, and Erin, and his sister, Donna, have created the first annual Big “Billy” Greene Tournament for Hope in his memory.
Proceeds from the tournament will support cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through Jimmy Fund Golf, one of the oldest and largest charity golf programs in the nation.
The cost to register for an individual golfer is $125, and a foursome is $500. Registration starts at the George Wright Golf Course at 7:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Registration includes lunch. A silent auction and opportunity drawing will also occur. For more information, please email the tournament at email@example.com.
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