Charity golf tournament donates over $12K to a man battling stage IV cancer


NORTHAMPTON Mass. (WWLP) – Over the last 13 years, the Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $1 million with its partnerships, but this year they decided to donate some of their proceeds to a family in need.

The 13th Annual Tournament that was held on September 7th, at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, MA, raised $12,600 for Stefan Gadecki, a local man that was diagnosed with stage IV Glioblastoma.

“I was not expecting this at all,” said Gadecki.

Gadecki, his loving wife of 13 years, Caitlin, and their two sweet girls, Brynn, 8 and Annika, 5, are now faced with the fight of their lives. The auction proceeds will help the family with medical expenses, living expenses, and offer them an opportunity to have family experiences that are being taken away from them far too soon.

“I’ve got a great support system and it helps me through. I’ve got my kids to motivate me to fight as much as possible,” said Gadecki.

“Immediately touched our heart, obviously hits close to home. Stefan has the same stage IV Glioblastoma that out father had. We were so intrigued by how far a lot of the advances in the medical field have come and wanted to reach out and be apart of his story,” said Carla Cosenzi.

This year’s golf tournament took place in September and Tommy Car is already preparing for next year.

If you ‘d like to help the Gadecki family, you can donate through their Go-Fund-Me page.

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