Christine CorradoAug 28, 2017, 10:28 pm

Golfers tee off in Scarsdale to raise thousands of dollars for Paulie Strong Foundation

Organization raises money for Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Paulie Jimenez was only ten years old when he passed away from Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that affects the soft muscle tissue.

He was diagnosed in October of 2015 and passed away two and a half months later.

"He was my best friend in the whole world and to lose him so suddenly has left a giant hole in my family's hearts," said Paul Jimenez, the founder of the Paulie Strong Foundation.

The Jiminez family did not know this type of cancer even existed so they made it their mission to raise money for research to help other children battling this disease.

On Monday, Jiminez hosted a golf tournament with 100 golfers playing for the Paulie Strong Foundation for the second year in a row at the Scarsdale Golf Club.

"Though something like this doesn't necessarily replace or heal that hole it lets us have some inkling of a good feeling that maybe the next family doesn't have to suffer through what we did," Paul Jimenez said.

This year, the goal was to raise $40,000, but with sponsors and ticket sales, the foundation has raised more than $100,000 already, the money going directly into the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering, in Paulie's memory.

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