Hi everyone, Liz Silver Kennedy and Brian Silver here and we’re thrilled to be the guest bloggers this week! This past weekend our family hosted the 3rd Annual Eff Cancer Scramble in the suburbs of Chicago. We started Eff Cancer four years ago, just months before our brother, Sean Silver, passed away from a type of Cancer called Chordoma. What started with a rock concert transformed into a more turnkey event for the family to manage – the Eff Cancer Scramble.
This year we were at max capacity with 132 golfers taking part – we even had to turn foursomes away! Along with hole prizes, we again featured our two most profitable extras – the chance to purchase Mulligans at registration and a Beat the Hack hole. Our whole family is involved with the outing and each year it is a wonderful way for us to remember Sean, giving us a chance to see his many friends and of course, our extended family.
After the golf, everyone proceeded over to Durty Nellie’s Pub in Palatine for the after-party on the roof top deck. Once again, we were blessed with a gorgeous summer night filled with great music (a must-have for Sean) and lots of reminiscing and celebrating with the crowd. Nearly 200 people came out this year and had a great time bidding on our extensive silent auction items.
Brian greeted our guests on the mic and read aloud a heartfelt letter from Brock – the crowd was hanging on Brock’s every word and interrupted several times with rounds of applause when the letter described the amazing efforts of The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the integrity of the organization. Excerpts from the letter written by this year’s recipient of the Sean M. Silver Memorial Scholarship really brought home the purpose of the event – a reminder to everyone how hard their dollars work to help students continue their fight.
All of us – our parents Bob and Mary Beth Silver, Brian’s fiancée Anne, and Liz’s husband Rich – look forward to this event all year long. It has become a must-attend for our dedicated family and friends as a way to keep Sean’s memory alive. This year alone we are tracking to raise over $16,000 from the event. Sean may have succumbed to this terrible disease, but it certainly did not stop him from living on in the hearts of so many. He instilled the FIGHT in all of us!