Emily Zona, Vice President of the Medfield High School Student Council:
"For the past three years the Medfield High School Student Council has had the wonderful opportunity of working with the Jimmy Fund to host PUTTING 4 PATIENTS. I can speak for both myself and the council members when I say that this fundraiser is a truly magical event. Not only have we collectively raised over $14,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, but we have brought families in the community together to spend fun filled afternoons.
Months of hard work and preparation pay off on this very special day. Through my participation in events like PUTTING 4 PATIENTS, I have realized that volunteering is contagious. It ignites a burning desire in me and my fellow students to reach out and make a difference, big or small, in Medfield and beyond.
PUTTING 4 PATIENTS is a motivating and impactful event, for the boundless enthusiasm of the volunteers uniting for a significant cause almost brings me to tears. Events like PUTTING 4 PATIENTS provide a necessary, tremendous, and unbreakable sense of humanity to our world. I would like to thank the Jimmy Fund for encouraging us to contribute to such a great cause!"
Kelsey McGeough, Student Leader of Weston Putting For Patients:
"My experience with Putting 4 Patients the past four years has been incredible. When I first joined the Dana-Farber Club my freshman year, the event was just getting started.
Now as I look towards graduation, the Dana-Farber Club at Weston High School has raised over $16,000 for the Jimmy Fund. In addition to raising money for the Jimmy Fund, the event has raised awareness in our community and kids continue to come back to the event each year.
Personally, cancer has affected more people in my life this past year than ever before, so this event has grown even more important to me. Seeing all our hard work pay off during the past four years and helping to fight against cancer meant so much to me. Working with the Jimmy Fund has been one of the highlights of my high school career, and I encourage every school out there to join us in taking a stand against cancer!"
Jay Messina, Co-President of the Jimmy Fund Club at Weston High:
"My 2015 class has a personal connection to the Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund because two students in my class have had cancer and have received help from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Putting for Patients is an event where you are a part of something more than yourself that raises funds to help the patients. The funds we raise during Putting 4 Patients make a difference in other people's lives and can help the patients live longer, but also further the research to hopefully one day end this terrible disease.
Almost everyone knows someone that has been affected by cancer, and during Putting 4 Patients we are able to come together and fight back."
Shelby Anderson, Founder of Hope from Henry Campaign:
"Involvement in the Putting 4 Patients event provided a unique experience that I will never forget. Unfortunately, one of my close friends and a monumental member of the King Philip community, Henry Carr, passed away this past June after fighting a long battle with Osteosarcoma. Holding Putting 4 Patients gave me the opportunity to remember Henry, holding the event in his honor, while raising money for the Jimmy Fund, an organization that was so important to him.
The Putting 4 Patients event provides the community with a chance to unite under the common cause of raising money for cancer patients. Cancer has affected so many of us with almost everyone having a story on how cancer has impacted their lives, if it was their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a friend or family member. Putting 4 Patients gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to a great cause like the Jimmy Fund while having an awesome day with family and friends. King Philip High School is overjoyed to have been able to host this event the past couple years and will continue to partner with Putting 4 Patients!"