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A Way To Support Local Residents Undergoing Cancer Treatment

8:16 PM · Apr 28, 2021

Douglas County Cancer Services is hosting the 8th Annual Get Tee'd Off At Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament which supports local residents receiving cancer treatment. The tournament is on May 8 at the Roseburg Country Club. DCCS started in 1989 and is a non-profit organization run by volunteers dedicated to providing support and services to Douglas County residents who are undergoing cancer treatment. The DCCS provides gas cards for travel, food, rent, and utilities for people going through cancer treatment. “Because people cant work,” Sharon Carlson, Chair of the Board at DCCS said. “We also provide wigs, scarfs, hats, at no cost to the patients. The golf tournament is one of two fundraisers that DCCS puts on each year. The tournament raises money for services by selling sponsorships, raffle tickets, and various games for golfers throughout the tournament. “We’ve had patients come to us on an emergency basis, we’ve bought them hot water heaters, a stove, tires for their cars,” Carlson said. “That’s on an individual financial status, a lot of the patients can’t work while going through treatment, so they lose that income while not working.” If people would still like to become a sponsor, teams who have donated receive a sign on the tee boxes along the course. The deadline for sponsorships is April 30. Those who want to sponsor the tournament can contact Sharon Carlson at 541-801-9613. On average the golf tournament raises about $15,000 each year. The other big fundraiser that DCCS has is a luncheon in October at Seven Feather Casino, during breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer survivors are the models for that luncheon fundraiser. DCCS is located on the second floor of the Community Cancer Building. There is a request for services form, on the DCCS website for those looking for support. To find out more go to People can also give online anytime throughout the year to support DCCS and make a difference in the lives of those going through cancer treatment.


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