Riley Children’s Foundation is the proud beneficiary of the Inaugural Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank. As the fundraising organization for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, revolutionizing care and seeking cures ranks as the critical top priority. With the help of some of the greatest names in women's golf, Resort Charity Events has been able to contribute more than $500,000 to Riley Children's Foundation. With the added support of the LPGA in 2017, the Senior LPGA Championship is on par to raise even more money for the children of Indiana.
Blaine Hawkins from Mt. Carmel, Ill. is one of a handful of survivors of neuroblastoma that spread to the adrenal glands, spine and brain. He has also been a patient at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health since birth.
Blaine had one stem cell transplant; six tumors; seven rounds of chemotherapy; 12 rounds of radiation; 20 rounds of proton beam radiation and six months of immunotherapy all before he was 5 years old. At one point Blaine was given only a five percent chance of survival. Today, Blaine is 8 years old and has had no evidence of cancer nor restrictions on his activities. He loves playing basketball, spending time outdoors, and his world is filled with LEGOs, Nerf guns and army men.
Support for Riley Children’s Foundation offers hope to families seeking help for seriously ill and injured children; help that only Riley Hospital for Children can provide. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Without external financial support, the dedicated medical team at Riley Hospital could not deliver expert and compassionate care and breakthrough pediatric research. Generous donors also allow Riley Hospital to provide cutting-edge facilities and cover the costs of medical specialty areas that are not self-sustaining. At Riley Hospital for Children, HOPE HAPPENS HERE.
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