Special tournament raises $46K for pediatric cancer support

Fundraising held at Yuma Golf and Country Club

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – After hosting the #bhuntstrong golf tournament on April 23, the Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation announced Friday that together more than 120 golf sponsors and volunteers were able to raise $46,845.76 for the benefit of from YRMC’s established Pediatric Oncology Support Fund. This donation provides parents with much-needed financial support.


Tournament organizer Kristi Hughes planned the event in support of Braden Hunt, a Yuma teen diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2020, and families across Yuma County battling childhood cancer.

“The tournament is a testament to Yuma County’s philosophy that people help people,” said Jackie Woodwell, executive director of the YRMC Foundation. “The collaboration within our community is what made this event so special and reflects how passionate our community is about supporting children and families.”

The YRMC Foundation expresses its sincere thanks to the many sponsors and supporters. A special thank you to the title sponsor, RDO Equipment Co., along with other top tournament sponsors, Alexander Ford, Coronation Peak Ranches, Helena Agri Enterprises, Evans Custom Concrete, Morris Ag Air Southwest and Fisher Automotive.

“Thank you for your generous support and for making a difference to children and families who will benefit from this extraordinary service,” continued Woodwell.

The YRMC Foundation also extends a big thank you to the tournament planning committee Kristi Hughes, Nathan Ott, Danny Dobosz, Josh Welch, Regina Twomey, Carrie Hunt, Denise Klicka and Correy Wilkerson, as well as the many volunteers who supported the event; and to the Hunt family for generously choosing to support the Pediatric Oncology Support Fund.

Community donations for this important fund can be emailed to: The Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center, 2400 S. Avenue A, Yuma, AZ 85364. Anyone with questions may also call (928) 336-7045, or email mail to JWoodwell@yumaregional.org .

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