By SHERI GASSAWAY
IBEW Local 1439 raised a record-breaking $7,804.91 at the 24th Annual Tom Kraus Memorial Golf Tournament for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.
“It was one of the best years yet for the tournament,” said Local 1439 Business Manager Jeremy Pour. “We couldn’t have done it without the help of our generous sponsors and everyone who participated in the golf tournament and volunteered for this wonderful cause.”
This year’s tournament was held Aug. 17 at Forest Park Golf Course in St. Louis. The annual event honors the memory of former Local 1439 Business Manager, Tom Kraus, who passed away from cancer in March 1996.
Money raised from the event benefits the American Cancer Society’s St. Louis Hope Lodge, which offers a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers who live 40 miles or at least one hour away from their cancer treatment center.
By not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging, it allows guests to focus on getting better. The St. Louis lodge, which has 44 rooms, offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities or unwind in their own private room.
The St. Louis Hope Lodge is located at 4215 Lindell Blvd. For more information about lodge, visit cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/st-louis.html or call 314-286-8150.