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Jordan and Kyra Memorial Golf Tournament2020-08-25T23:45:15+00:00

Jordan and Kyra Memorial Golf Tournament
*Has Been Cancelled*

THE 2020 TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

Dear Jordan and Kyra Tournament Supporters,

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 27th Annual Jordan and Kyra Memorial Golf Tournament– previously scheduled for September 11, 2020 – out of concern for the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and charity partners. In addition, out of respect for the generous local businesses who have graciously donated to our event in the past, all of whom have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be conducting an online auction this year.

While this is the right thing to do, the need for funding does not stop. Tragically, pediatric cancer patients are among those most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, and nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. For this reason, we need your support more than ever as we continue our mission of delivering comfort and hope to seriously ill children and their families in the memory of Jordan and Kyra.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our 2020 JORDAN AND KYRA LEGACY CAMPAIGN this year.

  • $250 would have supported a golf entry or hole sponsorship
  • $1,500 would have supported a major sponsorship
  • $75 donation would have paid for your dinner banquet
  • Or please make a donation in any amount; every dollar counts!

All donors who contribute $250 or more will receive an Appreciation Package (while supplies last), which includes:

  • A Jordan & Kyra logo’d face mask, to mark the year that Covid-19 changed our world, courtesy of St. Andrews Products
  • Golf shirt, courtesy of Adidas Golf
  • Hat, courtesy of Under Armour

The 2020 JORDAN AND KYRA LEGACY CAMPAIGN will run through September 11, the original date of our tournament. Donors will be recognized below, with regular updates to this site. You may make a donation by clicking on the link below, or checks may be remitted to:

The Jordan and Kyra Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 66339
Scotts Valley, CA 95067

We are hopeful that this time next year, the coronavirus will be a distant memory, and the event will come back in the fall of 2021 more exciting and better than ever. Until then, please help us keep our fundraising momentum going for children with cancer and their families.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Rob Stuart
Jordan and Kyra Memorial Foundation Co-Founder

 

Lori Butterworth
Jacob’s Heart Founder and Executive Director

 

A Partnership of Love and Hope

Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services and the Jordan & Kyra Memorial Foundation will join hands once again at this very special golf tournament to support a full spectrum of pediatric cancer support.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based Jordan & Kyra Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in memory of Jordan Stuart and Kyra Pillsbury, two Bay Area children who lost their battles with brain tumors, but whose spirit and courage continue to inspire others. Proceeds from this golf tournament will enable Jacob’s Heart to provide emotional, financial, practical and peer support to local children with cancer, their siblings and parents. Also benefiting from the tournament proceeds will be Family House, a non-profit residence for the families of children undergoing treatment at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. And finally, we will inspire HOPE, by funding cutting-edge research that is being conducted by world renowned cancer specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center aimed at eradicating pediatric cancer as a life-threatening illness, previously spearheaded by Dr. Mark Israel, MD, and most recently under the direction of Dr. Matthew Havrda, PhD.

About Jordan Stuart and Kyra Pillsbury

In May 1991, 15-month old Jordan Stuart from Scotts Valley, CA was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. For the next year, Jordan battled the disease with chemotherapy, radiation, two major brain surgeries and 11 additional surgical procedures at Stanford Children’s Hospital and UCSF Medical Center. During a good portion of the time, Jordan and his family lived at Family House, where they found refuge, support and compassion from a caring staff, as well as camaraderie from other families enduring similar tragedies. Sadly, Jordan lost his battle on May 7, 1992.

CONTINUE THE STORY

Support the Tournament’s Online Donation

Please consider supporting our JORDAN AND KYRA LEGACY CAMPAIGN and make a tax-deductible donation, because kids don’t stop having cancer just because of Covid-19. The need for your help is greater than ever.

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Email Kody Tokishi — ktokishi@americangolffoundation.org

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