Hosted by Washington Park Chiropractic
Monday June 6, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur, Colorado
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(Open registration March 1st – April 15th)
The mission of the Kingsbury Open is to pay tribute to those we have lost to pancreatic cancer, and to give hope to individuals and families battling this horrific disease. Celebrating the game we love, The Kingsbury Open is about making memories and birdies golfing with our friends, colleagues and loved ones.
The Kingsbury Open has partnered with WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH, a nonprofit that donates 100% of its proceeds to raising awareness and funding for the pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Featured Golf Course: We think there is no better way to raise money than by spending the afternoon with friends at the beautiful Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur, CO. The format of the tournament is a scramble.Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur, Colorado
Remembering Thomas Kingsbury:
The event is founded and dedicated in loving memory to Dr. Goodman’s dad, Thomas Kingsbury, who was a scratch golfer and someone who found serious joy in playing with found balls. Tom believed a golfer was not defined by his or her equipment or the course he or she played, but by their passion for the game and a desire to continue to improve. A real stickler for the rules, he was a purist. Tom had a natural swing, never tried too hard, but still hit the ball a mile. He was a genuine teacher of the game.
Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February of 2007. Throughout treatment he stayed on the course. As fatigue set in, he surrendered to riding in a cart when he would normally walk. In August of 2007, Tom played his last round of golf, it was only 9 holes. He passed away two weeks later.
Every time we golf we think about Tom and know he is with us; from tee to green. We hope you will join us to honor his memory and to lend a hand to this important cause.
In a short time the University of Colorado Hospital will receive 2 paintings donated by artist Arturo Garcia. Pancreatic cancer survivor, acclaimed artist and Wings of Hope supporter, Arturo made the donations as an expression of his gratitude for the care he received there while undergoing surgery and treatments for pancreatic cancer. Arturo's work is often presented at Wings of Hope events, more of which can be seen at www.arturogarciafineart.com. The two paintings, shown here, will be displayed soon at the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion. It is Arturo's intention that this artwork will give hope to patients as well as those caring for them.
Jerry Sinning (CU Fund), Maureen Shul (Wings of Hope founder) and Arturo Garcia
WINGS OF HOPE presented the SR-71 BLACKBIRD SPY PILOT CHRONICLES in Grand Junction, coinciding with the Grand Junction Air Show that weekend featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. On a picture perfect weekend, WINGS OF HOPE founder MAUREEN SHUL, pancreatic cancer survivor and WOH board member JIM COMERFORD and SR-71 pilot BRIAN SHUL met and talked with many at the air show about the urgent effort to find early diagnostic methods, more effective treatments and ultimately a cure through funding the pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Main sponsors of the event were St. Mary's Medical Center and the Comerford Family, as well as Bray Real Estate, General Surgeons of Western Colorado and the Shul Family. Speakers at the Avalon Theater event included JIM COMERFORD and MAUREEN SHUL, sharing their involvement and commitment to this effort. Dr. ERIC HANLY and Dr. MARTY JACOBSON shared what is taking place at St. Mary's Cancer Center on pancreatic cancer treatments and the collaboration and need for more awareness on their relationship with the University of Colorado Cancer Center. SR-71 pilot BRIAN SHUL enthralled the packed audience with his experience flying the world's highest and fastest flying jet. Artist, author and pancreatic cancer survivor ARTURO GARCIA donated an original painting of the SR-71 which went to a generous and excited donor.
Sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this event one of the best yet!
On June 2nd, 2015 the first annual Kingsbury Open was held at Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur, Colorado, hosted by Washington Park Chiropractic in partnership with WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH. Over $15,000 was raised for the pancreatic cancer research ongoing at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. In September 2015 Dr. Lisa Goodman and Kelsey Schwab from Washington Park Chiropractic were invited to the CU Cancer Center to meet some of those involved in the pancreatic cancer research and to present the proceeds from the golf tournament. During their visit they were invited to tour the labs, watch live pancreatic cancer cells on a microscope and see exactly where the money raised from the Kingsbury Open goes to. They also got a peak at the state of the art Roche LightCycler machine that the lab was able to purchase through the funding received from WINGS OF HOPE.
Dr. Colin Weekes, Maureen Shul, Dr. Lisa Goodman, Kelsey Schwab, Rebecca Ferguson and Mark Kochevar
To view October 22, 2011 WINGS OF HOPE event click here....
To view April 25th, 2013 WINGS OF HOPE event click here....
To view October 30th, 2014 WINGS OF HOPE event click here....
To view our many other past events click here....
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