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Take A Swing At Cancer

Take a Swing at Cancer Events

May 5 - May 6, 2024

Old Waverly & Mossy Oak Golf Clubs

Benefiting the North Mississippi Medical Center
Cancer Care Assistance Fund

Events Calendar

Vendor Village - Sunday, May 5th

Time 1:00-3:00 PM

A networking opportunity for vendors and NMHS leadership

Tennis Tournament - Sunday, May 5th & Monday May 6th

Time: Sunday - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday - 9:00 - 11:30 AM

At Old Waverly

Sunday Reception - Sunday, May 5th

Time: 6:00 PM

Old Waverly Golf Club
Cocktails, Food & Auction

4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament - Monday, May 6th

Times: 8:15 AM and 1:30 PM

Old Waverly Golf Club
Morning & Afternoon Flights


$1,500 registration per team includes:
  • 18 Holes of Golf
  • Registration Gift
  • Breakfast/Lunch Awards Event
  • First and Second Place Prizes
  • Longest Drive Contest
  • Closest-to-the-Pin Contest
  • Hole-in-One Contest


  • How to Register

    About the NMMC Cancer Care Fund

    Living with cancer is never easy, and the goal of the NMMC Cancer Care Fund is to ease the burden on patients and families. NMMC Cancer Care social workers identify patients who are in need of assistance and use HCF funds to help. The fund provides approximately $350,000 annually to help with needs like pain and anti-nausea medications, nutritional supplements, transportation for treatment, and other necessities for more than 250 patients.

    Giving at ANY level can change the life of a patient & family fighting cancer

    $20 can provide:
  • Oral rinse for mouth and throat pain
  • A two-month supply of anti-nausea medication
  • 5 FIT tests to detect early colon cancer

  • $50 can provide:
  • Groceries for one week
  • A one-month supply of medications to improve appetite

  • $75 can provide
  • One-month supply of nutritional supplements

  • $100 can provide
  • 197 packages of peanut butter crackers for patients who have a hard time eating because of side effects

  • $250 can provide
  • Clothing and shoes for a family whose finances are impacted by cancer treatment

  • $350 can provide:
  • Utilities for one month
  • Post-surgical drainage belts for 45 breast cancer

  • $500 can provide:
  • Housing for one month

  • $1,000 can buy:
  • 483 cases of Ensure Plus for patients who need nutritional assistance

  • $7,500 can provide:
  • Transportation for 100 patients for one month of treatment patients


  • When you say “yes” to a sponsorship, a golf registration, or other support, it means that our social workers can say “yes” to providing help and hope during difficult times.

    About the Tournament

    Twenty-five years ago, four women golfers – two of whom were cancer survivors – had a vision to start a charitable fund to help burdened cancer patients at the NMMC Cancer Center get through a devastating time in their lives. Their efforts led them to organize the first Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament in 1995. From that early beginning, the Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament has continued to grow and has now become an important source of charitable support for the NMMC Cancer Care Fund.

    Take a Swing at Cancer Committee Members

    Samuel Pace, M.D. - Chairman

    T.J Adams

    Amanda Angle

    Jesse Bandre

    Kay Blair

    Denise Kennedy Brown

    Morgan Burger

    Greg Burks

    Elizabeth Carnell

    Mike Clayborne

    Anne Comer

    Nikki Ivancic-Currey, M.D

    Chris Davis, M.D.

    Wally Davis

    Shane Denevan

    Ashley Frazier

    Jim Goodwin

    Barney Guyton, M.D

    Ginger Hardy

    Jake Heyer

    Benton Hilbun, M.D.

    Laura Hodges

    Hank Hutto

    Fletcher Johnson

    Berry Keel

    Charlie Kinney

    Louis Marascalco

    Ladd Mark

    Ashley McLellan

    Charles Montgomery, M.D.

    Derrick Menefee, M.D.

    Tim O'Brien

    David Pace

    Mark Prince

    Connie Renfroe

    John Paul Rhea

    Brian Rigby

    Jamie Rodgers

    Bruff Sanders

    Shane Spees

    Carol Upton

    Domingo Valpuesta

    Wesley Webb