The first two Tee it up for Terry events were set up to help fund my own cancer battle which became obvious that it would take a more difficult and expensive approach than we first thought. Tee it up for Terry III, was a victory celebration as we shared the moment I was told I was cancer free.
The Terry Ames Care Fund at the Northern Cancer Foundation was set up to help other families who needed our financial help so that they could focus on beating cancer. As important as this event is to raise money for families fighting cancer, the success of Tee it up for Terry has more to do with helping to inspire patients and their families and creating hope where it often can be lost. An appropriate quote comes from one of the Fund’s supporters; “His deepest wish was to inspire random acts of kindness. He hoped that if everyone extended a helping hand to someone in need of love or friendship, food, or shelter, a smile or a visit, ours might be a better world. Please, act generously.” This really sums up what the Terry Ames Care Fund is trying to do.