The Callaghan Tire Charity ProAm began when Margie, Betty’s Callaghan’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Then in November of 2007, Dan’s youngest daughter, Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sadly, 4 months after Jane’s diagnosis, in March of 2008, Patty, Dan and Betty’s 3rd daughter, was diagnosed with breast cancer. In Oct 2012, Patty was again diagnosed with cancer. This time it was pancreatic cancer, which has a very grim prognosis. Dan’s devastating, personal experiences with cancer in his own family, led him want to make a difference for all those individuals and families battling cancer. Through golf one of the Callaghan’s favorite past times, they created a tournament like no other. The goal was to try and raise as much money as they could for cancer research.
For Dan and Betty this very personal 9 year family battle with cancer has spurred their desire to help as many people as they can through their donations in our area. Every year the event has become more and more successful. The Callaghan family is committed to making a difference in the lives of those with this disease and the lives of their loved ones.
All proceeds go to Golfers Against Cancer who donates the money to research centers requested by the Callaghan Family.
The Event this year will be held on November 9-11th at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and the Ritz-Carlton Members Club.
There are many ways to donate or participate in this wonderful event.
Please call Dan or Patty 941-751-1577