After three years of postponement, Catie’s Gathering Statesboro is back and better than ever! 

Statesboro community welcomed CURE Childhood Cancer back in full swing with the first annual Catie’s Gathering Golf Tournament on the gorgeous greens of the Forest Heights Country Club (FHCC). Participants had the chance to win a brand-new car on hole 13 with a lucky hole-in-one shot, thanks to Franklin Toyota. No one drove off in the new wheels, but everyone had fun trying to sink a hole-in-one!

FHCC became filled with the fragrance of fresh flowers and table settings worthy of a museum exhibition.  The details that the table hosts planned for their personal table themes were extraordinary. From pickle jars filled with pickleball balls to groovy tye-die roses, Catie’s Gathering table hosts and their guests comfortably sat in fashion for a dinner to remember.

Much fun was had during the cocktail hour as guests mingled, had videos made with friends in the 360 camera booth, and enjoyed the music of Matt Waters.  Honey’s Catering prepared a delectable spread that filled the stomachs of the 250 attendees.

However, between the sweetest performance by Anna Hayes Polk and the inspirationally moving speech delivered by Greyson Kennedy (both local, Statesboro childhood cancer survivors), the hearts of the guests were filled as well.

Both live and silent auctions ended with fantastic items going home with wonderful supporters. Jody Polk planned a wonderful night, and her community helped make it an incredible success, raising a total of $137,471 between the two events! The money raised will be used to fund vital research in Precision Medicine, an area of study that personalizes treatment for each patient by looking at the genetics of the cancer.

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Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE has dedicated more than $38MM to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. CURE is headquartered in Atlanta and has an active staff operating throughout the greater Savannah area. It is the only organization funding pediatric cancer research and providing this level of financial and emotional support to local children and families across Georgia and parts of South Carolina. For more information, visit

Cynthia Cradduck
Managing Partner, Cecilia Russo Marketing