On June 2nd more than 100 golfers gathered at Carmel Country Club to celebrate the 9th Annual Save Your Skin Melanoma Awareness Golf Classic. The tournament is held annually to raise money  for melanoma prevention and research efforts at Carolina Healthcare System’s Levine Cancer Institute. Martin Kreshon, Sr., M.D., a prominent local physician, was a key figure in the creation of this tournament, which honors the life of his late wife Jerri, a former patient of Carolinas HealthCare System who lost her battle with melanoma in 2005. Dr. Kreshon, along with other friends and family members of patients who have battled the disease, established the Save Your Skin Melanoma Awareness Golf Classic in 2006. More than 250 new patients are treated for melanoma, the most serious of skin cancer, each year through Levine Cancer Institute’s Melanoma and Immunotherapy Program. This year’s event raised $50,000 towards Melanoma prevention and research at Levine Cancer Institute. Thank you to committee members William Bissett, Susan Boynton, Kathy Carver, Russ Guerin, David Hodgkins, Chic Huber, Michael Kreshon, Dr. Martin Kreshon Sr., Andy MacKelfresh, and Amy McMaster for making this event possible.  We also thank Presenting Sponsor, Bank of America, Awareness Sponsors, ACN and Medcost Benefit Services, and SPF 25 Sponsors, Sterling Capital Management and Wedge Capital Management for their commitment to this important cause.

Use this link to view photos from the Save Your Skin Melanoma Awareness Golf Tournament.