Our names are Kate and Tyler Payne, we are the proud parents to a beautiful baby girl named Rylee. In September of 2017, when Rylee was just 11 months old, our lives were turned upside down when she was diagnosed with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Rylee went through a grueling fight and the cancer took over her body. She passed away on May 7th, 2018 in our arms. Our lives will forever feel a void without our beautiful baby girl, but we will be forever grateful for the time we were able to share with her and are determined to keep her memory alive forever.
During Rylee’s treatment we learned some astonishing facts about childhood cancer that we hope change in the near future. Probably the most shocking though, was that only four percent of the funds that are raised for cancer research go to childhood cancer. With ninety percent of neuroblastoma patients being diagnosed before the age of five, this is a statistic that needs to change. In honor of Rylee, we want to help give children diagnosed with cancer a better chance, a better future, a cure. We want to be sure other parents don’t suffer the heartache that has forever changed our lives.
On Friday, October 5th we will hold the first annual “A Round for Rylee” golf outing, raffle, and silent auction at Pleasant View Golf course in Middleton, WI. All proceeds raised will go directly to Beat Nb, a non-profit organization that helps Neuroblastoma patients and their families. Their goals are as follows: measurably impact neuroblastoma survival every year, increase survival to greater than ninety percent by year 2027, and discover targeted drugs to decrease toxicity, increase quality of life, and increase long term survival. Beat Nb is going to cure neuroblastoma and we are going to help them.
Where: Pleasant View Golf Course 1322 Pleasant View Road, Middleton, WI 53562 (directions)
What: Scramble format golf tournament with shotgun start.
When: Friday, October 5th, 10AM - 7:00pm
Schedule of Events:
- 10:00 AM Registration (Silent Auction Opens)
- 12:00 PM Shotgun Start (4 man scramble)
- 5:30 PM Dinner starts