Tenth Annual Kay McDevitt Memorial Golf Outing Supports Myeloma Research at Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
On Thursday, October 10, the McDevitt family hosted the 10th Annual Kay McDevitt Memorial Golf Outing at the Wildhorse Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. The outing is held in memory of Kay McDevitt, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in October 2000. Funds from the McDevitt outing support multiple myeloma research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI).
After undergoing a stem cell transplant and other multiple treatments, Kay remained in good health until September 2003 when her multiple myeloma returned. She lost her battle to the disease in 2004.
Family and friends gather year after year to honor Kay’s life, along with raising funds to help battle and eventually eradicate this disease. Guests were able to play a round of golf, have dinner and participate in a raffle and an auction. Nick Karmanos, senior vice president, Institutional Relations at the Institute, was present for the festivities once again this year.
“The McDevitts are an amazing family, and I am honored to be invited and attend their event each year,” said Karmanos. “The funds and awareness raised from their outing are critical to our research programs here at KCI. With their support, we are conducting ground-breaking research that will one day lead us to a cure for this disease.”
This year’s event raised more than $52,000, which brings the grand total of donations from the annual McDevitt outing to nearly $340,000!
Karmanos is grateful for the dedication of the McDevitt family and all of their generous supporters!