Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Meet Makenna: Links Fore Leukemia Honored Hero

The Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament presented by Venari Resources is a day of great golf, competition and camaraderie.  Most importantly, the tournament exists to help fund The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's relentless drive to find cures for blood cancers.

Ten-year-old Makenna has agreed to serve as the 2017 Honored Hero.  She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) just days before her 8th birthday.  Doctors quickly learned she had a mutation that made her leukemia more difficult to treat.  She faced 10 different types of chemotherapy, 25 spinal taps, and countless needle pokes.  After 10 months of intense chemotherapy treatment, she is in remission!  Although she continues to receive monthly maintenance chemo through her port, as well as daily chemo pills at home, she is thankful to be back in school and participating in the activities that she loves.

Since her diagnosis, Makenna has embraced her diagnosis and the opportunity to educate other children about leukemia and why it's important to fund research.  As Makenna likes to say, she looks forward to a time when "they can give you a shot to prevent leukemia from ever happening!"
We are inspired by her strong spirit and fierce determination not to let her leukemia diagnosis stop her from enjoying childhood.

Three Ways to Get Involved:
Inspired by Makenna's story to get involved?  Here are three ways you can get involved with the tournament today:
1. Register yourself and your foursome to play in the tournament.
2. Purchase a group of golf balls for the Helicopter Ball Drop presented by Elbit Systems of America
3. Share this post with somebody who would be interested in golfing with us.

Save the Date:
Monday, June 26th
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas

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