Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

September 8, 2013

Golf to support cancer research

-- — On Thursday, you have the opportunity to play a round of golf and win prizes at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club while also raising money for cancer research.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and several events are planned to raise money for the cause.

Ronnie Newsome, who lost his sister, Victoria, eight years ago to cancerous brain and spinal tumors, hosts Driving for Research at Kinderlou. Working with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the organization. Ronnie began raising money several months ago towards his goal of $25,000, the minimum amount necessary for a cancer research grant.

The Newsome family has been active in raising money and awareness of childhood cancer for years and has incorporated the message into their other family passion — racing. Ronnie and his father, Lee, race with a photo of Victoria on their cars along with the CureSearch logo. Their race cars will be on display at the tournament Thursday.

There is still time to sign up to be a sponsor or to register a team by going to for the entry forms or to make a donation.

The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start and the top three teams will receive prizes.

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