Lukie’s Holes “Fore” Hope

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to POSTPONED the Lukie's Holes “Fore” Hope golf tournament until 2021. This final tournament is meant to be a celebration and we want to wait until we can all be together.

Please consider still making a donation now to support kids and families today.

Lukie’s SOUL Fund

Our son, Luke, was vibrant and charming and touched many lives. We watched him overcome his early physical limitations and develop into a smart and engaging young boy. At age 4, he developed a rare pediatric cancer. Despite great medical care at Upstate University Hospital and abounding love from his family and friends, Luke died in May 2002.  

We established Lukie’s SOUL Fund as a way to honor Luke and all children who have lost their struggle with childhood illnesses.  

Lukie’s Holes “Fore” Hope golf tournament has raised nearly $500,000 since 2003. With continued support from family, friends and golfers, the schoolroom in the children’s hospital is named in Lukie’s honor. Staffed by a full-time teacher, school-aged patients can continue their schooling, and with closed circuit connection, patients can interact with their classmates and teachers. Proceeds fund equipment updates and instructional materials, as well as a working “scrapbook” to help families and children understand their hospital stay.

The fund has also supported seminars for local schoolteachers to better relate to chronically ill children in the classroom, the pediatric oncology clinic, the pediatric emergency room, monthly meals for families, and backpacks for children seen in the psychiatric clinic.  We would not be able to lend help to children and families without your continued financial support. Thank you!

Vinny and Didi Frechette & Family
and Lukie’s SOUL Committee

 

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