Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC hosted its 14th annual Drive Fore the Cure Golf Classic at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm on June 23 to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Welcomed with swag bags, 129 golfers arrived to the 18-hole championship golf course that challenges novices and experts alike.Players enjoyed beverages sponsored by Beam Suntory and made-to-order cookout food throughout the day.The tournament concluded with a cocktail reception, awards ceremony, live entertainment and a silent auction with items ranging from luxury hotel stays to shopping certificates. The winning foursome was awarded two round-trip tickets for each player on Qatar Airways along with a two-night stay at their choice of either Four SeasonsHotel Singapore or Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.
Four Seasons raised $172,000 for the Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center thanks to the generous donors and golfers who participated in a day of friendly competition.
“Our hotel’s commitment to the mission of Four Seasons to find a cure for cancer is shown each year by the dedication and hard work of our staff members who help make Drive Fore the Cure a success. We are also extremely grateful to have the support of our corporate sponsors, individual golfers and donors who allow us to continue to provide much needed funds to Washington Cancer Institute,” says Dirk Burghartz, Four Seasons Hotel Washington General Manager.
This year, MedStar Washington Hospital Center was ranked by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America. The District of Columbia has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the United States and in 2013 the Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center was able to treat 440,470 patients who suffer from cancer thanks in large part to the money raised by the annual golf tournament and 5k race.
“Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC has been an outstanding partner with MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the Washington Cancer Institute over many years. The recent 2014 Drive Fore the Cure golf tournament is the latest example of Four Seasons philanthropic efforts – and the fundraising results from this June’s event are truly extraordinary. Their contributions have significantly enhanced the Washington Cancer Institute’s ability to conduct cancer research to make potentially groundbreaking new drugs available through clinical trials to our patients. We remain deeply appreciative for the work and the partnership with Four Seasons,” says Dr. Sandra Swain, Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute.
This annual event is near and dear to the hearts of all Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC employees and owes its success to all of the generous donors.