Together for a Cure (TFAC) is a series of events held every Spring at The Landings to raise money for cancer research and cancer patient care. The 2022 beneficiaries are Mercer School of Medicine for cancer research, and St Joseph’s/Candler Foundation for cancer patient care. All monies raised stay right here in Savannah.
The events consist of Women’s and Men’s Golf tournaments, Court Sports (croquet, bocce, tennis, and pickleball), 5k run, 1 & 2 mile family/pet fun, and a Silent Auction.
Sponsors, donors and our member participants have generated over $1,200,000 since the tournaments’ inception, 19 years ago.
The 2022 TFAC will support programming for Nurse Navigators at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Systems (SJC) who work with cancer patients throughout their journey. The nine navigators currently serve about 3900 patients a year, about 37% of whom have lung cancer.
The funds will specifically finance a Lung Cancer Screening and Incidental Pulmonary Nodule Navigation Program to allow Nurse Navigators to identify lung cancer patients early and improve outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer.
Mercer University School of Medicine
The 2022 TFAC will continue to fund the Summer Scholars program which places five to eight medical students alongside cancer researchers for eight weeks in the summer and provides ongoing support for the Savannah cancer research facility.