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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Golfers, Sponsors + Volunteers Needed for 11th Annual Luke Muller Golf Outing

This year's Luke Muller Golf Outing will take place Saturday, August 19 at the Kenton County Golf Course with an after party at Covington Turners.

Luke Muller, son of Fort Thomas resident John Muller, was diagnosed with Lymphoma as a preschooler in July of 2007. The first golf outing was organized by family and friends as a way to provide monetary support for the Muller family. Today, Luke is healthy. But the outing continues to support new families each year as they struggle with similar hospital costs. Last year was one of the biggest events to date, and organizers hope to make the 11th outing the biggest yet.

"It has turned into something we never dreamed it could be," Muller says. "One of our dear friends, Tim Price, started the outing for Luke—neither have ever looked back. The power of the outing is twofold. One, the people that began this for us have never quite pushing forward and two, each year's beneficiary has a team dedicated to making it special, and then those groups return year after year."

Ian Heithaus
This year's beneficiaries include Ian Heithaus, from Fort Thomas, who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on his right fibula October 20, 2016. Despite undergoing chemotherapy and enduring multiple surgeries, Ian graduated from Highlands High School this spring.

Cash Keeton
Cash Keeton, from Kenton County, is a 2-year-old battling an inoperable brain tumor (juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma), which was diagnosed December 22, 2016. After spending Christmas at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cash has endured 10 weeks of intense chemotherapy. Due to the type and location of the cancer, doctors estimate he has five to 10 years of chemotherapy to come.

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"Ian just finished a long treatment regime for Osteosarcoma while Cash has had some remarkable treatments to stabilize his inoperable tumor from growing," Muller says. "So far, in spite of cancer changing these families' whole worlds, Ian, Cash and their families are working their way through this. The best way we can fight cancer and support these families is for as many people as possible to participate and keep the LMGO moving forward. Fortunately, few know the challenges the diagnosis brings—indeed they are far-reaching and affect the whole family. We need people to participate this year."

Organizers are currently seeking golfers, sign sponsors and volunteers.

To golf, registration begins at 10 a.m. at Kenton County Golf. 12 p.m. is the shotgun start and lunch will be provided prior to tee off. Immediately following the outing everyone is invited to an after party at Covington Turners. The party will feature live music performed by Dave May, food supplied by McHale's Catering, Kroger and Pee Wee's Place, a cash bar, raffles and a silent auction.

Costs are as follows:
• $80 per person for golf and lunch
• $100 per person for golf, lunch and course games
• $100 hole sponsor (with additional sponsorship opportunities available)

"It has made the third weekend in August something many people look forward to each year," Muller says. "A day that provides some hope, some celebration, some light in a dark time. We are very appreciative of participating with Fort Thomas Provides early on and the many corps volunteers. These are people most of you know. These are the people who make Fort Thomas and Northern Kentucky such unbelievable places to live. There is so much caring, generosity and heart here. We will keep working hard for the LMGO to go and benefit more people through the years."

For more information, visit here or contact Tim Price at 513-886-3729 or To register, go here.

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