2017 Bade Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament a Smashing Success
- The 14th annual Bade Memorial Golf Tournament, which was renamed the Bade Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament this year, was an unprecedented success. The event, which raises research funds for myotonic dystrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy research, was particularly poignant this year, because the two men for whom it has recently been conducted, Nick Bade and Alex Fisher, both passed away in late 2016. More information about these amazing men and their stories is available here.
- Once again sold out with over 144 golfers, the event was held at the lovely Aliso Viejo Country Club on Monday, October 30th. The event began at 10:30 AM and concluded with a dinner and auction in the Country Club dining room. Underwritten by the Milton and Patricia Bade Foundation and Bade Construction, the event grossed over $95,000, the proceeds from which will benefit the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation and CureDuchenne. Both MDF and CureDuchenne extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to the Bade family, the Fisher family, our sponsors and the golfers who support this event every year, for helping make this a phenomenal event and for raising critically needed funds for myotonic dystrophy and Duchenne research.
The 14th Annual Bade Fisher Memorial Golf Classic took place at the Aliso Viejo Country Club in Aliso Viejo, California, on October 30, 2017. The event gathered the support of community members, business associates and friends of the Bade and Fisher families, who have been friends since the 1930s, spanning three generations. Charlie and Chris Bade, as well as their friend Dick Fisher, all golf enthusiasts, were devastated when their family members were diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, the Bade family with Myotonic Dystrophy and the Fisher family with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Chris Bade and Dick Fisher started the golf tournament in 2004 to honor Charlie Bade and to raise money to find a cure for these devastating muscle diseases. Chris, Nick and Alex have since passed away, bringing additional meaning and poignancy to the annual fundraising tournament. Today the tournament celebrates the lives of Alex and three generations of the Bade family, while raising critical funds to find therapies for Duchenne and Myotonic Dystrophy.
The Patricia A. and Milton C. Bade Foundation, Inc. partnered with the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) and CureDuchenne. These non-profit organizations are working globally to find a cure and to treat those affected by these diseases. One hundred percent of net proceeds were donated to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) and CureDuchenne to fund medical research focused on finding a cure for these diseases.