b'Don (left) and Tom (right) are still able to hit the links.With Barbacovi and Halferty and a growing group of supporters fully on board, Hayes started his foundation, which is now a 501c3 non-profit, and has sights set on moving beyond golf and into events such as bike rides, distance runs, bowling tournaments, dance marathons, hiking and even reading.They got the first Swing For a Cure golf outing together in three months and held it at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett, Wash. in October 2021 with somewhere between 50 and 60 golfers. And this August at Avalon, theyll be swinging some more for a cure, this time with what they expect will be a full field of players ready to hear their stories and donate to a great cause. Tom Hayes will have his new clubs clean and ready to go.Right: Don Despite his physicalBarcovis late limitations, hesgranddaughter, planning on playing 18. Lucy, after her My goal is to keepsecond remission. the ball in the fairway,Far-right: Tom, he says. If Im usingafter finishing an iron, then Id likehis fifth and the ball to go up. If Imfinal round of using a driver, Id likechemotherapy it to still go upnot as(May 2018), high, but maybe a littlesurrounded by bit farther. family.And it doesnt get better than that.Climb for a Cure made it to the top of Sauk Mountain in 2019, and the fundraiser pushed Hayes to start the Swing for a Cure fundraisers on the golf course. $80 millionThe regions golf community raises more than $80 million annually in charitable donations throughout the Pacific Northwestthrough golf tournaments, fundraisers, and community events. JUNE 2022 |PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER25'