Dothan golfers are swingin' for a cure

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DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) - A Houston County teenager killed by cancer is once again remembered.

Golfers teed it up for the 5th annual ‘Swing for a Cure’ tournament Friday at the Highland Oaks course in Dothan.

Cody Hayes was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. He died just eight months later at the age of 17.

The non-profit named in his honor is meant not only to raise money and awareness but to also assist other families battling childhood cancer.

Dr. Matthew Kutney, Children's of Alabama at Birmingham, says "It's events like this, Swing for a Cure, that do two things. They increase the awareness of childhood cancer in our state and then the other thing they do is raise funds to help us for two reasons: One, to help our patients and their families and then equally as important is our research. We're always trying to strive to find better cures and do better for our children with cancer."

There were over 50 participants in this years' ‘Swing for a Cure.’

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