Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mini-Golf Event to Benefit Cancer Patients

There's a good chance the weekend weather will be in the 80s - and what better way to get some sun and fun than by playing mini-golf?

The Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation is hosting a mini-golf event at Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex, 301 Mitchell Drive, Reisterstown on Sunday. Proceeds from the event will go toward establishing a Child Life Library for cancer patients at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai.

Mary Zell, a LifeBridge Health pharmacist, was motivated to hold the event in honor of her mother, Marilyn Zell. Both mother and daughter were past presidents of the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation. When Marilyn Zell passed away in January 2007, her daughter wanted to find a way to honor her mother.

"I overheard a child talking to his mother about how boring it was to do an infusion," Mary Zell says. "We want the Children's Hospital to have enough funds to be able to get new movie releases, books, games and art supplies. Lots of times a parent may need to miss or give up work to be with their child, which makes money tight. Even in the best circumstances, parents don't always have the means to throw down $20 on a new DVD."

The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for those over age 13 are $18; ages 4-12 are $15; and children under 3 are free. The rain date will be Monday, June 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Baked goods, snacks and beverages available for purchase. For more information contact Mary at 410-262-8569.

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