Annual golf tournament celebrates community, benefits ALL
The Austie Strong golf tournament is a community fundraiser started in 2013 by the Durbin family after their son was diagnosed with cancer. Donations are used to help fund Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) research at Children’s Mercy.
“In 2013, Austin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. My baby and our family have endured some tremendously difficult days since then, but also with that, have experienced more love and support than we knew would be possible. The kindness of our community has helped us in more ways than I will ever be able to thank, and that is why we are determined to pay it forward and show the support that once kept us afloat.
Austie Strong is a celebration of Austin’s strength, a way to recognize the gratitude of healthy children and an opportunity to help make a difference in some of the hardest days for families dealing with childhood cancer.” – Austin’s mom, Sadie