On Wednesday, August 20th, Charlotteans 4 Cancer Cure committee members celebrated a $50,000 commitment to Levine Cancer Institute with a plaque dedication at the facility’s Phase I Clinical Trials Unit Family Waiting Room. Charlotteans 4 Cancer Cure was established in 2012 by a dedicated group of women in the 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association at Carmel Country Club.

The group holds an annual golf tournament and auction to raise funds in support of Phase I clinical trials and related research at Levine Cancer Institute, which this year raised over $33,000 towards their $50,000 commitment for 2014. “Choosing Hope for Charlotteans Fighting Cancer” is the mission of this successful group.

The Charlotteans 4 Cancer Cure are led by Chairman Margie Eades, and committee members Barbara Bolz, Vickie Pennington Bowles, Patti Carbonara, Leslie Estelle, Sandra Hardy, Carla Hudgins, Pauline Jackson, Leila Jones, Isabel Johnston, Kim Sleeper, Jan Smith, Erin Springman and Brenda Williams.

Pictured above (seated): Margie Eades, Chair, C4CC; second row (L to R): Lisa Barbour, RN, Nurse Manager; Barbara Bolz, Patty Carbonara and Erin Springman (C4CC Committee members); back row (L to R): Dr. Robert Higgins; Kim Sleeper (C4CC committee member); Dr. Edward Kim; Scott Kerr, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation.

Update (11/10/14):

On November 6, members of the Charlotteans 4 Cancer Cure presented a check for $33,175 to Dr. Richard White, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Dr. Edward Kim, Chair of the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at Levine Cancer Institute. We remain grateful to this energetic group of supporters for their dedication to fundraising for research underway at Levine Cancer Institute.