The Tournament Golf Association of America and Ercole Comini Charity for Multiple Myeloma support the work of Dr. Ivan Borrello at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
As part of the Tournament Golf Association of America commitment to charity (TGAA), the nation’s leading Pro-Net Golf Tour, presented a check for to the Ercole Comini Charity for Multiple Myeloma Research to benefit the Multiple Myeloma research lead by Dr. Ivan Borrello of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD.
The Ercole Comini Charity for Multiple Myeloma Research is the official charity of the TGAA, a Mid-Atlantic Pro-Net Golf Tour that brings together avid and aspiring golf enthusiasts from across the region for a one-of-a-kind grassroots weekly competition from March through October. The year-long season culminates in the fall with the TGAA Tour Championship at one of the best high end daily fee or private clubs in northern Virginia. Additionally, the TGAA sponsors the Ercole Comini Charity Golf Tournament where one hundred percent of the proceeds goes directly to the Ercole Comini Charity for Multiple Myeloma Research who then distributes those funds to Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Ivan Borrello’s MM research and INOVA Health System’s Life with Cancer Center, who enhances the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing education, information and support.
"The TGAA Tour is all about the opportunity to serve the avid and aspiring golfer through competitive events while enjoying the company of other competitive golf enthusiasts," said TGAA President/CEO Dennis M. Baca. "That spirit of competition and support led us to name the Ercole Comini Charity for Multiple Myeloma Research the official charity of our tour. The $10,000 raised through this year's Charity Tournament, silent and live auctions, contributions, “Birdies for a Cure,” and other TGAA-sponsored fundraisers will give Multiple Myeloma cancer patients across the nation a hope of finding a cure and for other cancer patients to learn more about their disease and how to effectively deal with it and that anything's possible."
Ercole Comini Charity Executive Director Carol Brooker reinforced the importance of working together.
Left to right, Dr. Ivan Borrello, Ms. Carol Brooker, Executive Director
of the Ercole Comini Charity, Mr. Dennis Baca, President /CEO of
the Tournament Golf Association of America.
"The strength of the local charity movement has been the wonderful teamwork for the last two years between its volunteers and sponsors," said Brooker. "TGAA’s support of Ercole Comini Charity for Multiple Myeloma Research represents another level of teamwork, a giving back to the community that goes beyond a single golf tournament and continues through the year. We are most pleased to join TGAA, Johns Hopkins, and Life with Cancer in this effort to connect golf and its value to cancer research, education, information and support." This year's Ercole Comini Charity Golf Tournament raised nearly $7,000 towards supporting Dr. Borrello’s research.
"I am honored to have participated in the charity golf tournament, and to be the recipient of the fundraising efforts of this fine charity," said Dr. Borrello, Associate Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
"The TGAA members, guests and volunteers I've met through this partnership are some of the most inspirational people I've ever known. I appreciate everything the TGAA and the Ercole Comini Charity do in support of Multiple Myeloma patients everywhere."