A total 185 golfers hit the links at the Gregory Rubino Memorial Golf Tournament on June 25, raising a total $16,000 for lung cancer research. The Rubino family donated the funds to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation to support its mission to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.
The event was held in honor of Gregory Rubino, who was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer in late 2019 and passed away just five months later on April 14, 2020. His wife Kathleen and brother Joe organized the tournament, which took place at Richmond Country Club in Hope Valley, RI. The golf outing is their way of helping to prevent others from experiencing the heartache they endured.
For information about organizing your own fundraising event to benefit lung cancer research, contact Emma Nestler, Manager, Community Engagement & Outreach.