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August 2000 Volume 3, Issue 10:
Golfing For Myeloma
The First Annual J.C. Golf Invitational
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(top row) Dave Gaetz, Jami Bestgen, Bob Zins
(bottom row) Michele Buttweiler, Rick Gaetz

The First Annual JC Golf Invitational was held at the Wapicada Golf Course in Minnesota in memory of Janet “JC” Johnson. JC’s husband David, along with the event’s organizing committee, gathered the support of 75 golfers and raised $8,000 for myeloma research. Committee member Shelley Zins was delighted. "I was surprised that people didn’t turn us down. Everyone was so helpful." After the tournament, committee member Curt Kittelson and son Adam turned from golfers to chefs cooking up a delicious meal for the golfers while "Canoise," a local band donating their time to the cause, entertained.

The event was profiled in a local paper, which led to an unexpected development. A myeloma patient read the article and is now helping organize the 2001 tournament! Our congratulations to JC’s family and friends on their success.


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