ENDICOTT, NY – The Dick’s Open supports a fairly new charity that is already making a big difference in our community.
It’s Sock Out Cancer Day at the Open.
A table was set up to publicize the organization that raises money for cancer victims to cover non-medical costs such as transportation, food, rent and utilities.
People could also support the campaign by buying teddy bears, masks, a CD of music by Phillip Myers and of course the rainbow-colored socks the charity is known for.
Bruce Boyea, the chairman of Security Mutual Life Insurance that founded the organization, says more than $700,000 was raised for the UHS and Lourdes Foundations in the first 2.5 years of Sock Out Cancer.
“This community is an extremely generous community in terms of giving back. They care. Which by the way is the new trademark for Security Mutual. We are officially ‘Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, The Company That Cares,’” he says.
This year, the local Sock Out Cancer added the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, which treats pediatric cancer patients from our area.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the charity’s October benefit concert, visit http://SockOutCancer.org.