DBS Remodel Raises $6500 for Miles of Hope
DBS Remodel of LaGrange, Dutchess County, decided it was high time they stepped up and recognized all of the people in their company and families who were affected by breast cancer.
Owner, Brian Altmann, decided the best way to honor those individuals would be to have a charity golf tournament and donate the proceeds to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We knew that we wanted to have an event and we knew that our customers and suppliers liked to play golf, so we put the two together and had a fundraising day out at Casperkill Country Club,” Altmann explained.
Rob Wheeler, Chairman of the Tournament and a long time DBS employee said he had personal reasons to get involved:
“My mother was diagnosed 8 years ago,” Wheeler explained, “and I knew, once I read about Miles of Hope, that I wanted to donate money to them. They are the only local organization which gives the donations directly to the people who need them.”
The tournament took place in late October with 65 participants.
“We were thrilled when DBS contacted us and named us the recipient of the proceeds,” Pari Forood, Exec. Dir. of Miles of Hope explained. “They had a silent auction as part of the dinner after golf and a custom made guitar was created and donated just for this event. It was painted with our logo and bright pink!”