Golf Classic Fundraiser Works to Relieve Financial Burden for Local Cancer Patients

Two-Day Event Features World Long Drive Champion

WHAT: The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation is hosting its second annual Golf Classic fundraiser to support patients undergoing cancer treatment with their nonmedical living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities and car payments.

Two-time World Long Drive Champion Tim Burke will excite and entertain event attendees with a variety of stunts and tricks to kick off the two-day event on Thursday, May 16. Known for hitting a golf ball with such force it can cut through plywood or a watermelon, the renowned player will also participate at one of the holes for the Longest Drive Contest at the tournament on Friday, May 17.

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation was created to ensure that no cancer patient qualifying for assistance must choose between receiving treatment and paying their critical living expenses. Because of the generosity of FCS physicians who pay the salaries and overhead for the Foundation, 100 percent of all donations go directly to patient grants that support patients in need.

Tickets are $250 per golfer, $900 for a golf team of four, $125 to attend the evening reception only, $75 for the awards luncheon only and $200 for the evening reception and awards luncheon.

WHO: Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS). World Long Drive Champion Tim Burke, Honorary Chair FCS physician Dr. Michael Raymond, FCS Chief Operating Officer Todd Schonherz and FCS Foundation Board Member Thomas Uhler will be available for interviews.

The event is sponsored by PatientPoint.


  • Media Interviews available from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16
  • Thursday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. – Evening Reception/Golf Clinic
  • Friday, May 17 at 7:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Friday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. – Golf Tournament (Scramble)

WHERE: Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club, 10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, Fort Myers, FL 33966

About Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation provides financial support to qualified adult cancer patients in the state of Florida for expenses such as rent or mortgage, car payments and utility bills. By giving patients peace of mind in knowing that their bills are being paid while they are undergoing treatment, the FCS Foundation allows them to concentrate on what really matters – fighting cancer.

Due to the generosity of the Florida Cancer Specialists physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly toward paying the essential non-medical living expenses of an adult battling cancer.

The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization and located at 5204 Paylor Lane in Sarasota, Florida. Learn more about the FCS Foundation at: or call 941.677.7181.

For More Information, contact:
Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Executive Director, Lynn Rasys

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Shelly Glenn

Katy Parsons, APR
813.281.0088 x327

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