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The annual event raises money for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bennett Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation
The 28th annual Hackers For Hope event will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at Wee Burn Country Club.
Hackers For Hope, which was started by cancer survivors and Darienites Al Smith and Tim Brown, supports cancer research and treatment programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bennett Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation. Over the years, Hackers For Hope has raised over $14 million.
Twenty-four golfers play from dawn to dusk on September 23rd and friends, family and colleagues sponsor them. When the weather cooperates, many are able to play over 100 holes of golf. This year’s golfers include local residents; Katie Adams, Dean Bellissimo, Jim Book, Brian Costello, Todd Fischer, David Hagen, Chris Harris, Jesse Hord, Gary Kniffen, Whitney Lancaster, Mark McGrath, Peter Michalowski, Michael Moore, John Novak, Tom Richardson, and Sue Weaver. Visit www.hackersforhope.org to find out how to sponsor a hackers’ day of golf.
The event will be a cocktail party format with an open bar and hors d’oeuvre buffet. Live music will be by Cougar Magnet who have played for celebrity event and fundraisers all over the country.
There will also be a live auction for a spectacular five-night getaway at Kamalame Cay, a private resort in the Bahamas.
Tickets are $175 per person. Tickets are available and donations can be made online at hackersforhope.org. For more information, please contact Jen Hagen at 917-572-5691 or Mary Beth Johnston at 914-419-7961.