Entering its 18th Year Tournament, the FALL Classic is held in honor of all who have been touched by Leukemia and Lymphoma. Friends and family of Lynchburg local, Jim Shircliff established this tournament to help end Leukemia and Lymphoma in 2002 shortly after Jim lost his battle to Leukemia. Jim was a long time Lynchburg businessman and a devoted Rotarian. He loved Lynchburg and would be honored by the great local business support given to this cause. Over the last eleven years, others have joined us in our awareness efforts in memory of a loved one. We are honored to have the Gottuso and Pavia families join the cause in memory of Donna Gottuso, beloved wife, mother, and dear friend of many.
Our mission and our hope are to bring awareness, funding, and ultimately a cure to blood-related cancers so that no other friend or family member will face this disease.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. Their mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $875 million in successful and strategic cancer research and offers the most comprehensive array of services and support for blood cancer patients and their families – all free of charge.