The Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament held its largest tournament to date raising $131,300 for their 9th year

 Pictured: Left to Right: Patrick Wen, MD, Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Tommy Cosenzi and Carla Cosenzi,  Founders of the Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament.

Pictured: Left to Right: Patrick Wen, MD, Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Tommy Cosenzi and Carla Cosenzi,  Founders of the Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament.

Hadley, MA – The Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament set a new fundraising record by raising $131,300 to support Patrick Wen, MD, and his research colleagues in the Center for Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  The tournament was held on August 21st, 2017 at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, MA and Elmcrest Country Club in East Longmeadow, MA followed by a dinner at Twin Hills Country Club where more than 300+ guests attended. The dinner featured a performance by Noah Lis from The Voice along with John Dennis, Celebrity Emcee of WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and featured a raffle, both live and silent auctions. The event’s Platinum Sponsor was Edmunds.

The tournament was started by Carla and Tommy Cosenzi to honor the legacy of their father, Tom Cosenzi, who passed away from a glioblastoma in 2009 and dreamed of a cure for brain cancer. As the co-presidents of the TommyCar Auto Group, Carla and Tommy have made this tournament a flagship philanthropic event in the Western New England auto-dealership community.

What started as a small, four-team tournament in 2009 has grown to become one of the largest charity tournaments in Western, MA, with more than 52 teams and 300+ participants. Proceeds from tournament sponsorships help Dana-Farber researchers design novel clinical trials to test and develop targeted therapies that have not previously been studied in brain tumors, initiating several clinical trials in immunotherapy, and conducting groundbreaking basic research to guide new therapeutic approaches.  Since its inception in 2009, Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament has donated $830,712.50.

“Every year, I think it’s the best one yet,” said Carla Cosenzi. “However I’m proud to say that our players and sponsors continue to come through making each year more successful from the last.”

Visit TomCosenziDrivingForTheCure.com for information about the 2018 tournament which will mark the 10th year.