Friends rally golf community together to raise funds to honor loved ones

“Kevin and I know the funds we raise through Jimmy Fund Golf make an impact in cancer research and patient care. It’s important for us to give back and also honor the memory of my father Mike, Kevin’s wife Nicole, and all those we’ve lost to cancer,” says Tim Patterson, co-director of the Mike Patterson Invitational – in memory of Nicole Heck.

Tim and his friend Kevin have organized the Mike Patterson Invitational – in memory of Nicole Heck tournament for more than 10 years. Their incredible support of Jimmy Fund Golf presented by Mohegan Sun helps raise money for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute—care that is making a difference each day for all those impacted by cancer.

Join Tim and Kevin and get involved with Jimmy Fund Golf presented by Mohegan Sun by starting your own event or playing in a tournament near you.

Fundraisers like Tim and Kevin are vital partners in The Dana-Farber Campaign, our ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer. The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, and exceptional expertise. As a community, we have the power to create a more hopeful, cancer-free future—in Boston and around the world. Together, we can defy cancer at every turn. Learn more about The Dana-Farber Campaign and how you can get involved at