District Chair Doug Evans is pictured here with Debbie Burkholder, assistant director of the Lucile Packard Foundation Children’s Fund.

SILVAR’s Los Gatos/Saratoga District presented $2,000 to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health at the district’s tour meeting on Wednesday. District Chair Doug Evans presented the donation to Debbie Burkholder, assistant director of the Lucile Packard Foundation Children’s Fund.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health works in alignment with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the child health programs of Stanford University. The donation from the district is earmarked to support research in Ewing sarcoma, a malignant bone tumor that affects children.

Ewing sarcoma as a devastating cancer that can occur any time during childhood and young adulthood, but usually develops during puberty, when bones are growing rapidly. This type of cancer usually strikes between the ages of 10 and 20, and occurs more frequently among male teen-agers.

The donation is part of the proceeds from the Los Gatos/Saratoga District Charity Golf Tournament, held in July at the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose. The event raised $7,000 for charity. The remainder of the proceeds will be presented by the district to the following local non-profit groups at its upcoming tour meetings: Los Gatos Education Foundation, $2,000; Los Gatos Community Foundation, $1,500; Los Gatos Public Library, $1,000; and Operation Reindeer, $500.

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