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Published on July 22, 2015

Community Calendar: Golf Tournament Swings Big in Support of Ellis Fischel Breast Cancer Initiatives

Starman Group Shot

Winners of the men’s division Jack Cruise, left, and Jerry Mathis, right, pose with Dave Starman, committee member, during the 14th Annual Deon Starman Memorial Golf Tournament. Through the years, the tournament has raised more than $190,000 for local breast cancer research and initiatives at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 22, 2015) ― Golfers from around mid-Missouri will tee off at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, during the 15th annual Deon Starman Memorial Golf Tournament at the Columbia Country Club, 2210 Country Club Drive. Funds raised through the tournament will support Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s Young Women’s Diagnostic Fund, which provides women up to age 35 with breast cancer diagnostic screenings such as mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies.

The tournament features two-person teams playing 18 holes of golf, with prizes awarded to winners in the men’s and women’s divisions.

Starmans

Through the years, the annual Deon Starman Memorial Golf Tournament has raised more than $190,000 for local breast cancer research and initiatives at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The tournament is organized by Jeanne and Dave Starman and other committee members.

The event is dedicated to the honor and memory of Deon Starman, who was an avid golfer and proponent for local breast cancer research. Starman died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm in December 2004. Deon’s husband, Dave, organizes the annual golf tournament to honor his late wife and support the two causes that Deon felt passionate about — golfing and finding a cure for breast cancer.

In 2014, the golf tournament raised $25,000. Through the years, the tournament has raised more than $190,000 for local breast cancer research and initiatives.

“With 15 years of support, it is clear the Starmans share our passion for winning the fight against breast cancer,” said David Parker, executive director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. “We are very thankful for the years of dedication by the Starmans and the other tournament organizers to help create a world without cancer.”

The tournament will feature a live auction for golf packages and other items and a raffle for a hot tub. The entry fee is $200 per team, which includes use of a golf cart and range balls. Lunch will be served and heavy appetizers from D. Rowe’s Restaurant and Bar will be available after the tournament. First Midwest Bank is the presenting sponsor of the tournament. To register, please contact Dave Starman at (573) 808-3050.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of University of Missouri Health Care, is a certified member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers patients with all types of cancers a comprehensive health team and innovative diagnostic and treatment options.

Click here for high-resolution photos from the 2014 tournament.

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