THE 1ST ANNUAL SWING BACK AT CANCER TOURNAMENT JUNE 21, 2013 AT THE LINKS AT NORTHFORK IN RAMSEY
HELP SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Hello, my name is Cole Scattarelli and I am hosting a charity golf tournament to help families stricken by the disease of cancer. Everyone knows someone that has had cancer in their lives and there are many that have had to fight the battle themselves. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in March of 2012. At the age of twenty five it was very hard for me and my family to hear the news. I would like to do my part by raising money and awareness for the fight against cancer.
My story begins with growing up in the city of Elk River, MN and living a healthy life. I played hockey, baseball, and football growing up and wasEntry FormTournament will be a scramble format with 4-Person teams.Click for more info.Sponsorship Click To Learn HowTo help raise money for the Angel Foundation lucky enough to excel in all of them at the high school level. Although I experienced well health growing up, I did have to endure separate cancer diagnosis to my grandmother and great-grandfather. These were difficult times, but through positive thinking and belief in healthcare, one of them were able to successfully win the battle. After high school I moved to Vermont to play hockey and later returned to Minnesota to attend and play for Hamline University. I graduated from Hamline in 2011 and then entered graduate school at St. Scholastica. During my first semester at graduate school I went in for a routine doctors visit and at that appointment my doctor found a suspicious lump in my throat. The week following the initial appointment was very hectic, filled with follow-up appointments. I returned to school and two days later was called with the news that I had thyroid cancer.
Nothing can prepare someone for the news of cancer, but breaking it to family and friends is the hardest part. Having to reassure everyone that you will be okay and that you will make it is not an easy task. People don’t know how to talk to you at times and even refer to you as “sick”, which is difficult. I do not think I would have been so successful throughout the process without the support of my family and friends. I wanted to move forward as fast as possible to be well. Surgery was performed at the University of Minnesota in May of 2012. I returned to school five days after surgery and was able to finish the semester on time. Encouragement and compassion from my professors was a big reason for my continued success academically and mentally. Since my initial surgery I have had one other minor surgery, an iodine radiation treatment, and one full body scan. As of now, all of my results have come back as negative for cancer symptoms. Currently I am in remission and am living life to the fullest.
Personally, going through the fight against cancer has been an up and down emotional roller coaster. I have to thank everyone that has been there for me including: my family, friends, and medical professionals that have treated me. I understand that there is always someone going through a worse prognosis and I feel the need to help. I am hoping others feel the need as well. Cancer is a deadly, life changing disease, which demands the support and aid of others. Please join me and the many others in the fight against cancer. Thank you and best wishes to all.
Swing Back at Cancer: 21601 John Deere Ln. Rogers, MN 55374
Tournament Director: Cole Scattarelli
Fundraising Coord. Blake Follmer