Ryan Kennedy Golf Outing for Childhood Cancer Research set for June 23 in Clarkston
It was mid-May last year when the world learned about a young boy from Clarkston, Ryan Kennedy, who’d made his own decision to suspend treatment for brain tumors that had ravaged him since 2007.
His fight ended shortly thereafter, but his family is still continuing the battle a year later.
On June 23, they will host the Ryan Kennedy Golf Outing for Childhood Cancer Research at Fountains Golf Course in Clarkston. The proceeds of the $100 registration fee for 18 holes — with dinner afterward — will go to the CERN (Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network) Foundation. You can also register for just the dinner for $35.
To register online, go to http://ryankennedygolf.eventbee.com
Donations can be sent care of Kennedy’s mother, Kimberly Karp, at 4457 Sunflower, Clarkston, MI 48346. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
If you don’t remember Kennedy’s story, here it is in brief:
Despite a dire prognosis that he wouldn’t last long enough to see his 10th birthday, Kennedy lived through that day, and two days past, before succumbing to his illness.
Kennedy’s story, which started with a social media movement in his hometown, became a worldwide phenomenon during the final days of his life. After running in The Oakland Press, it was picked up by CNN and ABC and other news organizations, and carried around the world, translated into at least four different languages.