Players 'Chase for a Cure' in golf tournament

(Dave MacQueen/WCIV)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - The first ever Chase After a Cure Golf Tournament was held Monday at Patriot Point Links.

The goal of the tourney was to drive away childhood cancer.

The organization, Chase After a Cure, raises money for research organizers hope will eventually help find a cure for childhood cancer and it's a cause the founder of the organization knows all too well.

"I founded Chase After a Cure in 2009 after my son, Chase was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma," said Whitney Ringler. "He was given a 30% chance of survival and after being thrown into the cancer world and becoming a cancer mom I realized how little funding and awareness there was for children's cancer."

Ringler's son has been cancer free for four years but she started to organization for all the families who weren't as fortunate.

All the money raised from the golf tournament will stay in the Lowcountry. The money will be donated to MUSC's pediatric cancer lab.

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