Article posted on Oct 8, 2018
DALLAS, TX — October 8th, 2018 —Ford AV will hold its 14th Annual Memorial Golf Classic at WestRidge Golf Course in McKinney, Texas. This event was created to raise awareness and funds for cancer research after the death of a Ford employee, David Schultz. Subsequently, additional beloved Ford staff members have passed from cancer—emboldening its purpose and perpetuating the event.
The Golf Classic includes Ford employees, vendors, Ford customers and friends. The event begins with a 4-man scramble and ends with a dinner banquet where attendees learn about advancements attributed to cancer research by a speaker from the OU Stephenson Cancer Center. All proceeds will be donated directly to cancer research that seeks to improve early detection methods and treatments. Ford has raised more than $300,000 over the past 13 years.
Each year, cancer claims the lives of nearly 600,000 people in the U.S. Jim Ford, founder and president of Ford, and Claire, CEO and his wife, started the event to honor David Schultz and his family. David began his career at Ford in 1978. Subsequently Ed Knoll, Long Tran and many other Ford family members have passed away from cancer. This has driven Ford to make a corporate goal to raise awareness and gather funds in support of cancer research by hosting this classic every year.
The infusion of regular funds has helped avoid the termination or interruption of promising research projects in an effort to find a cure. Thanks to donations, these projects will continue and make early detection of cancer and reliable treatment a reality.
If you wish to make a direct donation to the foundation, please contact Dana Hodgin at 512-840-5030.