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Take A Swing At Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament

By the Numbers

Fund Recipient Testimonial   •   About Old Waverly

NMMC Cancer Center Service Area


Thank you to our sponsors, participants and volunteers for helping make the 2014 Take a Swing at Cancer Tournament the most successful ever. This year's tournament raised $108,000 for local cancer patients.


Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 17, and Monday, May 18, 2015.



Almost 20 years ago, four women golfers – two of whom were cancer survivors – had a vision to start a charitable fund to help burdened cancer patients at the NMMC Cancer Center get through a devastating time in their lives. Their efforts led them to organize the first Take A Swing At Cancer Golf Tournament in 1995. From that early beginning the Take A Swing At Cancer Golf Tournament has continued to grow and has now become an important source of charitable support for the NMMC Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

The NMMC Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund provides approximately $200,000 annually to help qualifying cancer patients get much needed pain and anti-nausea medications, nutritional supplements, transportation for treatment and other supplies. This fund is often the only resource available to help patients and their families through this difficult period of their lives.

The Take A Swing At Cancer Tournament is guided by an enthusiastic group of community and regional volunteers who have a great passion for the needs of others and are willing to help organize and promote this important event.

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Mickey Holliman, Mark Burleson, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, Glen McCullough, Jr., and Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum.




NMHS President and CEO Shane Spees played during the morning flight with Dr. Jimmy Keeton, Dr. Charles O’Mara and Dr. Mart McMullen from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


2015 Presenting Sponsor




2015 Sponsors







Drs. Sam and Mary Pace


Take a Swing at Cancer Committee Members

Jamey Ballard Charlotte Magnussen, M.D.
Ben Beavers Ladd Mark
Steven Blaylock Glenn McCullough, Jr., Chairman
Davis Bond Derreck Menefee, M.D.
George Bryan Tommy Morgan
Marcia Bryan Tim O'Brien
Beth Bryant Samuel Pace, M.D., Honorary Chairman
Mary Margaret Case Ron Powell, M.D.
Mike Clayborne Mark Prince
Wally Davis Mark Ray, M.D.
Cindy Edwards John Paul Rhea
Jim Goodwin Robbie Robinson
James Hahn Bruff Sanders
Dean Hancock Christy Sundbeck
Jake Heyer Greg Thames
Nikki Ivancic, M.D.

Linda Stokes

Dr. Mark Keenum Betty Trulove
Rhonda Keenum Carey Upton
  Wesley Webb

For more information on the Take a Swing At Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament, call (662) 377-3613 or 1-800-THE

DESK (1-800-843-3375).