Canebrake Memorial Golf Tournament - 2018

We started the Canebrake Memorial Golf Tournament because in 2013 each of us lost a precious someone to Alzheimer's Disease. The horror of Alzheimer's is twofold: the toll it takes on the patients who lose themselves as their bodies slowly fail, and the burden on the caregivers who are helpless as they endure the long, slow goodbye.

The disease is brutal on both patients and caregivers, and fickle in the length of its attack. For a husband, the long and slow decline of his beloved wife took fourteen years. For a daughter, there was barely time to say goodbye, as this killer disease took her father in only nine months.

And none of us, nor anyone in our families, were aware that help was available, in the form of the Alzheimer's Association.

Each of us wish we'd known about this terrific organization. In 2014, we organized the Canebrake Memorial as an IRS recognized 501-(3)(c) charity. Our sole purpose is to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association Mid-South Chapter, located in Huntsville, AL.

We found out in 2014 that so many of our friends were impacted by this terrible disease. Almost everyone had a parent, or a grandparent, or a spouse, or an uncle - everyone knew someone who suffered from Alzheimer's. And our friends were generous in their support.

Since our first golf tournament in September 2014, we've raised over $106,000.

Last year's event included a Tennis Round Robin, a Junior Golf Scramble, and a Zumbathon, and we hope to open the event to other folks who just want to help. You don't have to be a golfer to participate!

Please join us as we continue the fight against this killer disease. Any support is very much appreciated.

Many thanks!

"You can't lose an old golf ball."
— John Willis
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