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story.lead_photo.caption File Photo Alex Piech and his brother Jason Piech work on their returns during the the Cancer Challenge Junior Tennis Tournament in 2017. The 2019 multi-event benefit will be June 20-22.

The three-day, multi-event Cancer Challenge will lead off with a golf tournament June 20 in Bella Vista and conclude with 10K and 5K runs and a 1-mile walk June 22 in Bella Vista.

The annual benefit for Northwest Arkansas charities also will include junior and adult tennis, golf and trap shooting tournaments and social events.

Cancer Challenge

What: Golf, tennis, trap shooting, socials, runs, walk

When: June 20-22

Where: Bella Vista & Springdale

Registration: $20 to $300 for sporting events; $150 for the Summer Picnic Social

Information: (479) 273-3172 or cancerchallenge.com

An adult Tennis Social is set for 6-8 p.m. June 20 at Kingsdale Tennis Complex in Bella Vista.

The Summer Picnic Social at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale will feature special guests Alex Rigsby, U.S. hockey goalie Olympic gold medalist in 2018, and Danyelle Sargent-Musselman, reporter and wife of Eric Musselman, University of Arkansas head men's basketball coach. The benefit will include dinner, games, bourbon tasting, live and silent auctions and an after-party.

Proceeds from the Cancer Challenge stay in Northwest Arkansas, and the group has granted some $12.8 million to local cancer services and programs since its founding in 1993. Grant recipients have included Arkansas Children's Hospital Northwest, Circle of Life Hospice, Community Clinic, Hope Cancer Resources, Mercy Health Foundation of Northwest Arkansas, Oncology Supportive Services and Washington Regional Cancer Support Home. Organizers say the group has served more than 425,000 Northwest Arkansans since the challenge was established.

-- CARIN SCHOPPMEYER

cschoppmeyer@nwadg.com

NAN Our Town on 06/13/2019

Print Headline: Challenge champions cancer services, programs

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