PRESTONSBURG –StoneCrest Golf Course will be the location for the Second Annual Jordan Light Foundation Golf Classic. The foundation, inspired by the life of Samuel “Jordan” Hughes, will host the event as a fundraiser for the second straight year.
At age 19 months, Samuel “Jordan” Hughes was diagnosed with a childhood brain tumor, Ependymoma. Undergoing four brain surgeries and countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Jordan fought with the courage of a lion. It wasn’t until a follow-up MRI revealed seven new tumors with two located in the spine. The young boy succumbed to the horrible disease, passing away June 21, 2010 at home in his mother’s arms.
Many families have faced similar struggles with childhood cancer as the Hughes family. It is the mission of the Jordan Light Foundation to provide awareness, support, and funding for families with a financial medical crisis. The objective is to provide spiritual, financial, and emotional support to families that are struggling with the hardships of a medical crisis. The last thing a family should worry about when a child is in medical crisis is money.
Proceeds from golf event will children in medical crisis ranging from cancer diagnosis, preemies, birth defects, and accidents. The following prizes will be given – winning team, most honest team, hole in one, longest drive and longest putt. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at 9:30 a.m.
The Jordan Light Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support, awareness and funding for families with a child in a medical crisis. It assists with fundamental travel needs such as gas, food, and lodging in order for families to focus solely on their child getting healthy. For more information, visit www.thejordanlightfoundation.org.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.