Dr. Andrew Peterson and Bob Jones

Dr. Andrew Peterson, MD, MPH (left), program director of the Duke University Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship, is shown with Bob Jones, tournament founder, cancer survivor and member of The Links at Brick Landing.

The Links at Brick Landing is the place and Wednesday, Sept. 14, is the date for the second annual Cancer: Surviving & Thriving Golf Tournament.

Last year’s inaugural tournament, which was a sellout, raised over $50,000 to support the research being conducted by the Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship at the Duke University School of Medicine.

While being treated by physicians at Duke Medical, tournament founder and cancer survivor Bob Jones established a relationship with Dr. Andrew Peterson, program director of the Duke University Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship.

As Bob has stated, “All net proceeds from the tournament go to support the research being conducted by Dr. Peterson and his great team at Duke Medical.”

A Navy combat veteran, Bob served in Vietnam as an officer on a Patrol Boat Riverine (PBR) in the Mekong Delta. After his service to our country, he became a successful businessman, holding management positions with General Electric and Harmon International.

“Several years ago, I had a routine colonoscopy and they discovered that I had colorectal cancer. I have been battling it ever since with various surgeries and treatments. I still have cancer, but I’m happy and functioning. That is what this tournament is all about, recognizing and helping those who are dealing with the aftereffects of cancer treatments,” Bob said.

“Even people who have been cured of cancer can suffer from the surgeries that were performed and from the radiation and chemotherapy they had. Each community contains people who need help with the aftereffects of cancer treatments. It’s also very important to recognize the caregivers of cancer patients. They are our wives, husbands, children, mothers and fathers. They are our paid nurses and therapists. These folks keep us going.”

Monica Jones is Bob’s wife and partner in his struggle with cancer. She and Bob have meditation and prayer time each night.

“We read from inspirational books and pray for each other and cancer victims everywhere. Each day is a blessing,” Monica said.

Bob and Monica are looking forward to celebrating Monica’s 75th birthday in August when they travel to Florida to be with family. A new grandson is arriving in October.

“We have a lot to look forward to and are enjoying every minute,” Bob said.

Hosted by The Links at Brick Landing, this year’s tournament will be Captain’s Choice Scramble with two shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $100 per player and includes a box lunch, men and ladies’ prizes, on course contests and a 50/50 raffle.

Register as a foursome, threesome, twosome or single...all are welcome.

Various sponsorships are available, from $100 single-hole sponsorships up to premium Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorships that include from one to three foursomes and various large signage options around and above the 18th green in full view from the The Links clubhouse veranda.

For full details and online registration, go to bricklandinggolf.com or contact Allen Rising, The Links at Brick Landing golf operations manager, at (910) 754-7600.

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