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Golf Tournament Planned to Raise Money for Karen Estes’ Brain Tumor Battle

The friends and supporters of Wake Forest resident Karen Estes are joining forces to help raise money to assist her battle with a brain tumor. They are hosting a charity golf tournament and benefit in her honor on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. at the Wil-Mar Country Club.

Almost exactly a year ago, Karen Estes was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Shortly after being diagnosed, she began treatment at Duke Medical Center. Karen had major surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible followed by six and half weeks of radiation and 4 rounds of chemo.

Following each round of chemo Karen was required to stay in Durham for several weeks to be near the hospital until her counts were healthy enough to return home. Karen is currently on numerous prescriptions including an oral chemo to continue to fight this ugly word we all know as cancer. As you can imagine, the costs associated with her medical care have risen to astronomical levels.