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Golfers tee off on cancer at NCH Golf Classic

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  • Christine Trapp of Trapp Financial in Itasca tees off Monday on the first hole of the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.

      Christine Trapp of Trapp Financial in Itasca tees off Monday on the first hole of the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Glenn Seerup Of Jensen & Halstead in Chicago putts on the 9th hole Monday during the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.

      Glenn Seerup Of Jensen & Halstead in Chicago putts on the 9th hole Monday during the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.comBarry Koncel of Jansen-Halsted in Chicago hits onto the green on the 9th hole during the NCH Foundation 21st Annual Golf Classic on Monday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.

    Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.comBarry Koncel of Jansen-Halsted in Chicago hits onto the green on the 9th hole during the NCH Foundation 21st Annual Golf Classic on Monday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.

  • John Figliuolo of Advantage Ambulance in Elk Grove Village tees off on the 18th hole as Bill Chase, left, and Billy Chase watch during the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic on Monday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah.

      John Figliuolo of Advantage Ambulance in Elk Grove Village tees off on the 18th hole as Bill Chase, left, and Billy Chase watch during the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic on Monday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Grossart of Elgin tees off on the 1st hole Monday during the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tom Miroballi, left, Christine Trapp and Jerry Gross watch. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.

      Paul Grossart of Elgin tees off on the 1st hole Monday during the NCH Foundation's 21st annual Golf Classic at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tom Miroballi, left, Christine Trapp and Jerry Gross watch. Proceeds from the event will support research in cancer treatments at Northwest Community Healthcare.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The fight against cancer was waged with 9-irons and putters at Medinah Country Club on Monday, as the NCH Foundation hosted its 21st annual Golf Classic to support the latest advancements in treatment for the disease.

Proceeds from the outing are being dedicated to Arlington Heights-based Northwest Community Healthcare's plans to acquire the newest linear accelerator in the health care market, one billed as more intuitive for cancer fighters and less intimidating for patients. Northwest Community Hospital would be the first in Illinois and among the first in the nation to offer it, according to the foundation.

A linear accelerator is used to deliver radiation during cancer treatments. The newest versions have been redesigned for better speed, safety and accuracy, making the task of daily treatments quicker and easier.

"Super quiet with all the moving parts completely enclosed, a patient familiar with traditional treatments will know right away that this is a game-changer," according to the foundation.

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