4th Annual Golf Tournament to Honor Payton Wright & Raise Funds for
Pediatric Brain Cancer Research
Sarasota, FL – March 24, 2011 – Little Payton Wright’s concern for others was an inspiration to everyone who knew and loved her. Just weeks after her 4th birthday, Payton was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. As she was wheeled into her first surgery at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, she looked at her worried father and said, “Don’t worry, Dad. It’s gonna be a good day.”
Patrick and Holly Wright watched their daughter fight courageously through intense rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, and they promised her they would never stop fighting this dreadful disease. Payton passed away at only 5 years old, but four years later her memory continues to inspire others to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research and assist families who have a child with brain cancer.
The 4th Annual Payton Wright Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at noon on May 13, 2011, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, with a banquet to follow at 6 p.m. at the Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch. The event will include a shotgun scramble, dinner, silent auction, raffle and live band. The golf registration fee of $200 includes greens fee, golf cart, box lunch, gift bag and banquet ticket. Non-golfers may attend the banquet only for $50 per person, which includes dinner, silent auction and live music. All proceeds will benefit the Payton Wright Foundation.
“Pediatric brain cancer is an underfunded area of research,” said Patrick Wright. “The Payton Wright Foundation provides funds to organizations that are working toward a cure for this disease. We also assist families whose children have been diagnosed with brain cancer. Treatments are expensive, and parents often have to take time off work to attend appointments and care for their child. We try to help by paying their rent, mortgage or utility bills.”
Some of the organizations supported by the Payton Wright Foundation include:
- Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh drug trial programs
- Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center
- The V Foundation for Cancer Research
- All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida
- Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Florida
About The Payton Wright Foundation
The Payton Wright Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Patrick and Holly Wright in memory of their daughter, Payton, who passed away at the age of 5 from brain cancer. Headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, the Payton Wright Foundation is committed to raising awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research, helping families who have a child with brain cancer, and supporting organizations tied to cancer research and care. For more information, visit PaytonWright.org.
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