Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard continue to take a stand against children's cancer in a meaningful and very public way.
On Tuesday afternoon, more than 700 people, including cancer patients, families, physicians, nurses and special guests from the world of professional golf, came out to Arnold Palmer's namesake PGA TOUR event to show their support in a symbolic march around Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The second annual Arnie's March Against Children's Cancer Presented by BMO Harris Bank raised more than $160,000 for pediatric cancer research and clinical trials at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
PGA TOUR players in attendance who supported Arnie's March included Brian Davis, D.A. Points, Daniel Chopra, Lee Janzen and Dicky Pride. "I appreciate what the hospital does and the staff whose lives are devoted to finding a cure," said Janzen, the two-time U.S. Open champion who received a sponsor exemption into this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard.
On a national scale, only four percent of money raised for cancer research are designated for research towards curing childhood cancers. Last year, Arnold Palmer Hospital, along with families who have had to confront the disease, decided that more needed to be done. Arnie's March, in just two years, has raised more than $200,000 for this important cause, and the funding will remain here in the Orlando community to enhance the care and further research at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
Anyone wishing to show support for this incredible cause can make a donation by visiting www.ArniesMarch.com.