GREENSBORO, N.C. – August 15, 2012— Spectators visiting the Wyndham Golf Championship being held in Greensboro this week have the opportunity to choose the tournament’s Charity of Choice. Ten top local charities were determined by an open voting period held in July on WyndhamChampionship.com and the company’s Facebook page. Tournament attendees can cast their votes on-site on Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19, with the winning charity being announced at a special ceremony after the trophy presentation.
Among the options for voters to select as Charity of Choice is the American Cancer Society’s McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, a facility which provides free housing to North Carolina cancer patients who must travel long distances for treatment. The charity that receives the most votes will receive a $100,000 donation from Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide. Attendees who vote are also automatically entered for a chance to win one of the daily grand prize giveaways.
“Being selected as the Charity of Choice and receiving the $100,000 donation would allow the American Cancer Society to provide free stays for many more North Carolinians who need lodging while receiving cancer treatment,” said David T. Roscoe, manager of the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge. “Every day we see how having a place to stay relieves one burden encountered while undergoing cancer treatment. Our clients travel great distances for their treatment and often don’t have anywhere else to turn.”
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. For cancer news in your community, visit sacancernews.org.