Proceeds from Puttin' in Pink golf tournament in Harrison, Ark., support cancer patients.
HARRISON, Ark. – Representatives from Arvest Bank and Clay Maxey Ford in Harrison presented a donation in the amount of $29,500 to the Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute (ParRTI) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides the public with free cancer screenings and education, as well as housing, transportation and other needs to patients who are battling cancer. The donation consisted of money raised from the second annual Puttin’ in Pink golf tournament that was held at the Harrison Country Club in September.
“We are extremely grateful for this donation. Every dollar will directly benefit patient support services, so this generous gift will be utilized by many families,” said Jon Burnside, director of services for the Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute Foundation.
“Any family who has experienced cancer personally, or with a loved one, knows how quickly their needs can multiply,” said Clay Maxey of Clay Maxey Ford. “We are honored to be part of such a worthwhile project that will touch the lives of so many people here in North Central Arkansas.” Clay Maxey Ford and Arvest Bank have co-sponsored the golf tournament the past two years.
“The success of this tournament would not have been possible without community involvement, so we are very appreciative of our participants,” said Scott Tennyson, Market President for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Cancer affects every family at some point, and we are fortunate to have access to the services that ParRTI provides.”
ParRTI is staffed with a board certified radiation oncologist, a medical physicist, a dosimetrist, radiation therapists and nurses who provide medical and support services to patients in North Central Arkansas.
Last year, Puttin’ in Pink raised more than $27,000 for the ParRTI Foundation.