TBF Summer Golf Classic and Reception at Union League Liberty Hill

The TBF Summer Golf Classic and Reception at Union League Liberty Hill was a resounding success raising more than $214,000, marking a memorable milestone in our ongoing mission to raise awareness and support for brain aneurysm prevention and research. This year’s event, which took place on a perfect summer day, saw record attendance and incredible enthusiasm from participants, sponsors, and supporters.

Anniversary Reception Highlights

The day began with golfers hitting the beautiful 18-hole course at Union League Liberty Hill, engaging in friendly competition while supporting a cause close to their hearts. As the sun began to set, participants gathered for the Anniversary Reception, which kicked off with a cocktail hour and a raw bar generously sponsored by Cornerstone Bistro in Wayne. The ambiance was electric as attendees mingled, shared stories, and participated in the contest to honor the best golfers of the day.

Dinner, Awards, and Program

Following the cocktail hour, guests moved into the dining area for a sumptuous dinner, where the evening’s program began. The awards ceremony celebrated the top golfers and acknowledged the incredible support of our sponsors and volunteers. The program continued with heartfelt and inspiring speeches from our distinguished guest speakers.

Elizabeth Ratta, a brain aneurysm survivor and TBF Ambassador, shared her powerful journey and the motivation behind founding the Rita Skertich Health Equity Research Grant. Elizabeth’s story underscored the importance of research and the impact of community support in overcoming the challenges posed by brain aneurysms.

Natália Vasconcellos, MD, MSc, from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, was honored as the 2024 TBF Rita Skertich Health Equity Research Grantee. Dr. Vasconcellos spoke passionately about her research focused on health equity and the significance of addressing disparities in brain aneurysm treatment and outcomes, particularly in underserved communities.

Jim and Amy McEldowney, affected family members and dedicated brain aneurysm advocates, shared their personal experiences and the pivotal role advocacy plays in advancing research and improving patient care. Their heartfelt words resonated deeply with the audience, highlighting the importance of collective efforts in driving change.

Dessert and Drinks by the Fire Pits

The evening concluded with dessert and drinks by the fire pits, providing a relaxed and intimate setting for attendees to reflect on the day’s events, forge new connections, and strengthen existing bonds. The warmth of the fire pits mirrored the camaraderie and shared purpose that brought everyone together.

Gratitude and Looking Forward

We are immensely grateful to everyone who participated, volunteered, and sponsored the TBF Summer Golf Classic and Reception. Your unwavering support and generosity have brought us closer to our goal for brain aneurysm prevention and research. This event would not have been possible without your dedication and commitment.

As we look ahead, we remain inspired by the stories shared and the progress made. Together, we will continue to advocate, educate, and fund research to prevent brain aneurysms and support those affected.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. We look forward to seeing you at future events and continuing our mission with renewed vigor and hope.

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