Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) is a remarkable charitable organization organized in the summer of 1997 by Bobby Jones and golf buddies Everette Bernal, Rod Felts, and other Saturday morning players on the Deerwood course at The Clubs of Kingwood. A prominent member of that dedicated gang is Stehlin Foundation trustee (and pancreatic cancer survivor) Gordon Findlay.
GAC’s first golf tournament generated $80,000, and the GAC Board selected the research programs at CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation as the beneficiary. To date, GAC golfing events and dinners have raised more than $22 million and funded more than 100 projects at leading cancer institutions around the nation. GAC and its members remain major contributors to Foundation research.
Though the organization holds events throughout the U.S. and internationally, its original Houston golf tournament has become one of the nation’s largest. Taking place simultaneously on five courses on the Monday before Thanksgiving, tournament participants now include LPGA and Texas PGA professionals.
For more information on GAC and its charity tournaments, please visit the organization’s webpage. In addition to Houston Golf and Gala, other GAC Texas events take place in Dallas and at Walden on Lake Conroe. CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation thanks GAC for its dedication to cancer research and its long time support of Foundation programs.
November 23, 2013
Since its founding in 1997, Golfers Against Cancer has had one goal: to fund cancer research. Virtually all the money raised in GAC tournaments and events goes directly to cancer research organizations, including the CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation.
August 2, 2013
The 14th Annual Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Bowling Tournament is one of the most prestigious doubles events in America. The tournament includes a Pro-Am - your chance to bowl with the pros to cure breast cancer!
October 19, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Get ready to disco and dance the night away at The Friends of CHRISTUS Stehlin Gala! Premiering “STAYIN’ ALIVE,” The Greatest Bee Gees Tribute Band with Members of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and America’s first Mash Up Group, “THE COMPANY MEN.”
May 4, 2013
On May 4th, 2013, young women will take the field for the first time in an exciting powder puff football game with teams comprised of some of best and brightest in Austin. The game is designed to bring the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support Young Texans Against Cancer.
“I have been constantly impressed not only with the CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation’s rich legacy of transformative research, but also the tenacious commitment of foundation staff to the vision of Dr. Stehlin. A connection between this vision and the mission of our sponsoring congregations was immediately clear, as both seek not only to treat illness, but also honor the dignity inherent in every person.”
Tom Royer, M.D.,
CEO Emeritus, CHRISTUS Health, 2011