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(614) Magazine and Travis Hoewischer wrote a great article on Harley Helping Hands, our charity designed to help families fight brain cancer.Continue reading this article at 614columbus.com
Rob Harley, like over 20,000 others in this country, has experienced firsthand the devastation brain cancer can deal unto a family.
A former defensive back for the Ohio State football team, Harley watched his older brother Kit lose a valiant three-year fight this March. Fighting the disease itself has been a prolonged, expensive process for his brother's family just on the physical front; tests, chemotherapy, prescriptions are the known overwhelming costs of medical care.
But, it's the mortgage, the home modifications, even groceries that wreak as much collateral havoc on the lives of a patient's family.
"All these charities are going toward awareness, for research, or for development of a drug; this is designed to go toward all the back-end stuff that you don't hear as much about," Harley said. "How would you know, unless you've been through it? It's not a case of, 'Hey you're focusing on the wrong thing.' Raising money for research is very important; it must go on. But, at the same time, it hits home more when you realize the families' lives are being destroyed because of this disease."
Harley Helping Hands will be holding its first annual golf outing at noon, Monday, July 19th at Heritage Golf Club (3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard). The shotgun-start scramble will feature former Buckeyes and Columbus natives Simon Fraser and Brandon Joe as well as other former Buckeyes and current Blue Jackets. Individuals or foursomes can register HERE!