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Golfing To Help Save Lives

golf tournEAGLE POINT, Ore. — Cars filled the parking lot at the eagle point golf course to golf for a good cause. The Ethan Jostad Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to help raise money for children battling cancer.

A local Sparrow with an infectious smile, Ethan Jostad battled years of childhood cancer before it took his life in 2011. His parents are making it their mission to help other families dealing with same circumstances.

Delete Blood Cancer, a non-profit organization that registers bone marrow donors, came to the golf tournament to give people the opportunity to add their names to the list that helps save lives. One newly registered donor said it’s her way to honor Ethan Jostad.

“Cancer I think affects every single family out there in a different way. We’ve all had people that have been taken from this disease and so hopefully we can find a way to prevent that from happening,” said Tami Campos, a registered bone marrow donor.

The bone marrow donor drive group traveled to the event from Portland. They say the best way for people to register to be donors is by requesting a kit online.