Tee up for Brain Tumors fundraiser set

Published 7:49 pm Friday, May 6, 2022

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In observance of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, WINKS, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, is hosting Tee Up for Brain Tumors to raise funds, increase awareness and “strengthen our connections with the community through a charitable goal of improving the lives of others.”

The funds raised will benefit WINKS’ Empathy in Action program, which provides need-based support for ordinary and necessary living expenses, resource connections and other assistance for brain tumor patients and caregivers.

The inaugural Tee Up for Brain Tumors will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Topgolf Virginia Beach, 5444 Greenwich Road. The event includes three hours of unlimited Topgolf Play, food and a chance to compete in the Hole-in-One Challenge. For more information, visit https://www.givesignup.org/Race/VA/VirginiaBeach/TeeUpforBrainTumors

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“We need the support of the community to make a difference in the lives of brain tumor patients and their caregivers,” said Suffolk resident Sam Hunter, president of WINKS. “Not only is this a great family outing but also a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to partner with us as an event sponsor or contributor for our silent auction. Tee Up for Brain Tumors will provide sponsors with marketing, networking and community engagement opportunities.”

WINKS is the only nonprofit focused solely on brain tumor patients and caregivers in the Hampton Roads area.

For more information about WINKS, visit winksbt.org or contact Hunter at 757-656-9257 or shunter@winksbt.org

“WINKS is grateful for the support of Sentara Healthcare and excited to partner with them to reach our shared goal of increasing services to brain tumor patients and caregivers,” she said. “With the expanded reach of Empathy in Action, we will better equip patients and caregivers to meet the challenges of a brain tumor diagnosis and empower them to make informed decisions about care.”