8th Annual Greg Chandler & Guy F Solimano Memorial Golf Tournament
We are excited to host our 8th Annual Greg Chandler and Guy F. Solimano Memorial Golf Tournament this year! This event began after the death of my husband, Greg, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He was 53 years old. Greg left behind our two adolescent aged boys and a loving family and circle of friends. Needless to say this was a tragedy for our family.
Many of our family and friends wanted to find a way to keep Greg's memory alive and they decided a golf tournament would do just that! My father, Guy F Solimano was our biggest supporter, he urged us on and talked about the event every chance he had. He also stepped in to support the boys as they dealt with the loss of their father. He wanted the boys to remember how much their Dad loved them and cared for them. Unfortunately, he became ill on a cruise in 2009 and passed away from a lung disease with signs of PF.
The way that his disease progressed was so eerily similar to Greg's that we were stunned that this could happen twice. Needless to say we were again devastated!
My father insisted, before he passed that we have the second tournament despite his critical illness. He died two weeks before our event and the community rallied to honor their loving, gentle, caring friend. So, in two years our family lost their father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, son and friend leaving a void in all those roles they filled.
Our resolve to continue to raise funds for research was solidified! In 2013, Greg's mother Ida passed away from PF also. We currently have four close friends suffering with PF, we need to stop this disease now! Knowing the devastation this disease brings to families we will continue our fight.
So far we have raised awareness and dollars, both beneficial to supporting the research for a cure for PF. Needless to say our family is grateful to the many supporters of the PFF and the important work they are doing for the PF community. We hope that you will join in our effort by supporting our event and the many other opportunities to get involved in spreading the word about pulmonary fibrosis.
Please join us on June 7th 2015 with registration beginning at 12:30pm at Webster Golf Course.
$90 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner, driving range, putting contest and gift bag.
$40 dinner only tickets are also available.
If you are unable to attend please consider supporting our efforts via our First Giving link.
The Chandler and Solimano Families