Fripp Island to host golf tournament plus charity gala

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Having had two small skin cancers removed previously, Fripp Island resident Roger Wilson was not overly concerned when he went in for a third biopsy. However, this time the diagnosis was much more serious. Roger had Merkel Cell Carcinom—a very aggressive form of skin cancer.

Thankfully, Keyserling Cancer Center in Beaufort, SC provided Roger with outstanding care. Following surgery, Roger had daily radiation treatments for five weeks at Keyserling.

Today, Roger is cancer free and back at work preparing building sites and providing rocks to Fripp Island homeowners. “I love everyone at Keyserling Cancer Center. I could not have gotten through this without them. I really don’t think I would have been able to drive to Charleston or Savannah every day for treatment.”

Unfortunately, there are many in our community facing the same battle as Roger. They need our help. Through Fripp for a Cure, Fripp Island has raised over $200,000 to Keyserling Cancer Center to date. But we are just beginning.

This year, there will be a golf tournament on October 13th followed by a Charity Gala and Silent Auction on October 16th at the Fripp Island Beach Club. 100% of the proceeds from these events will go to local patient care and clinical research trials at Keyserling.

If you would be interested in participating, donating, soliciting silent auction items, or manning the closest to the pin contest, please get in touch with either Richard or Chris Assaf who will be co-chairing this event. You can email them at: richassaf@earthlink.net or chrisassaf@earthlink.net. We believe that our small barrier island has made a difference already to the lives of many of our local cancer patients. But we believe we can do more. Please join us in October to support Fripp for a Cure.