ALEXANDRIA, La. - More than one hundred golfers are teeing off at the Oakwing Golf Club to help raise money for kids with cancer. News Channel Five's Nolan Crane shows us how people are making a difference one swing at a time.
Although Micah St. Andre is out playing Friday in this golf competition, she wasn't playing against her competitors. In fact, everyone was playing for her because this is tournament is to help raise money for kids with cancer.
"I was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer about eight months ago," says Micah St. Andre
Friday wasn't about the drivers, tees, or balls, it was about changing families' lives forever by making sure kids like Micah receive life-saving treatment one swing at a time.
"This is going to be a life long endeavor for Micah, every three months she's going to have to go back to St. Jude for a life time," says Amy Hinton.
It's the third year this fundraiser has been held in memory of Blake McKay, a young man who lost his life to cancer a few years ago.
"It's almost bitter sweet that someone had to lose their child, I hope and pray that I'm not in that situation but if I am at least I know that I have somebody that can help me get through that," says Amy Hinton.
"There are prizes for the top three teams of each flight but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter who wins. Everybody is here supporting what we're doing and hopefully helping us to further our mission," says Brett Arceneaux.
When it comes to making a difference, everyone is a winner, regardless of what your scorecard says, because through a simple game played here today, a powerful message of love was sent to families like Micah's.
"We'd just like to thank them for this organization because it does help," says Amy Hinton.
"I'd like to say thank you because it really shows how much you all care and it's really appreciated," says Micah.
Today's fundraiser raised nearly ten thousand dollars for the "Blake McKay Fight for Life Scramble" foundation. If you want to get involved in this fundraiser or learn more you can go to Blakesfight.org