Last Thursday, May 19th the sun was shining, birds were chirping, and Argyle Country Club was filling up with a full field of golfers , ready to take on the 5th annual LBF Birdies for Brain Cancer Golf Tournament to support pediatric brain cancer research. Many were rocking their gray in solidarity with LBF’s #GoGrayInMay gray out day. After months of planning and hard work from the incredible Golf Tournament Committee and LBF staff and volunteers, everything was set and ready.
The event kicked off with a brief program that featured founder and executive director, Nicole Giroux, followed by a heartfelt address from CEO of the Presenting
Sponsor Star Sales, Steve Serowik. The group then heard from the Associate Chief of Oncology at Children’s National Hospital Dr. Eugene Hwang, followed by Andy Corno, father of a three- year-old Cameron Corno, the 2021 Courage Award winner, who arguably stole the show with her pink #CamStrong Headband and mini-golf club. It was a moving program that reminded all the golfers that while this event is a fun time, it is more importantly making a huge difference and helping to fund research for pediatric brain cancer. With that, the golfers were off to play 18 holes with opportunities to purchase raffle tickets, utilize the ball launcher on the 3rd hole and enjoy a delicious lunch from our friends at Five Guys!
In addition to the golf tournament, LBF was thrilled to host a new element of this event with our first ever women’s round robin tennis tournament. With 20 ladies joining us for this first-ever tournament, they brought the heat and had a blast while doing it!
There is more urgency in this work than ever before- with approximately 15,000
children in the US living with a brain tumor and many who will lose their battle within 9-12 months after diagnosis. We are at a critical moment in the development of new, more effective, safer therapies for children. This event, and the impact made, would not have been possible without all of our incredible sponsors, because of all of you, we raised a record amount that will support cutting edge research for children battling pediatric brain cancer, which is more important than ever.
A special thanks to our golf committee members Nick DeSarno, Sean Keegan, Craig Lewis, Andy Corno, Craig Beamer, Scott Dutton, Todd Stone, and Kevin Rowe as well as Tracie Rolle and Kyley McGeeney for supporting the Round Robin Tennis Tournament!
Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Star Sales Distributing
Rock Spring Contracting
Lab Equipment Sponsors:
HITT Contracting, L&W Supply & Rockfon
LBF Fellowship Fund Sponsors:
Clark Dietrich, FBM, Howard Insurance, REW
Golf Cart Sponsor:
Cup Disc Sponsor:
Contemporary Electrical Services
Aim to End Brain Cancer Sponsor:
SeaGate Government Solutions
National Technology Integrators
Beverage Cart Sponsor:
Potomac Mechanical Contractors
Putting Green Sponsor:
Merrill, A Bank of America Company,
The DLR Group
Bag Drop Sponsor:
Capitol Building Supply
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Bethesda Contracting, Cushman & Wakefield, First
Home Mortgage-Tim Whittier, Jack Stone Signs,
Jessica & Pat Flynn, JLL, Jody & Brendan Tuohey,
MBA, Moira and Bob McCarthy, Secure Government
Technologies, Sunbelt Rentals, TEKSystems
Atlantic Hardware Supply, Flynn Architectural
Finishes, Hodge, Hart & Schleifer, KVS Title,
Tenant Agency, Tom Wagner & Associates, Weaver
Eckel Team of Compass, Worch Capital LLC.