Helping Matthew  

The Erickson Family is being supported by

Beat Tom and Bill - Beat Cancer

The BTB Foundation --- May 19, 2017



We've received your name and e-mail from the family of Matthew Erickson.        
I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Tom Latourette. My brother Bill and I run a Charity Golf / Dinner outing and this year funds raised will be used to help Matthew and his family.  We'll also be supporting some other needy families suffering from cancer struggles like Matthew's.  
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An adorable 5 year old child, Matthew was born with a grade 4 brain tumor. He has endured 5 brain surgeries, chemo and has spent approximately 2 years of his life in the hospital. Though he is not currently on treatment, his battle continues every single day.

Matthew struggles physically, emotionally and developmentally. Due to medical conditions caused by his tumor, even today, 4 years out of treatment, a small cold can put Matthew in the hospital for weeks at a time. Now that the cold and flu season is here, Matthew  typically ends up inpatient about once every 4-6 weeks.

Money raised at our outing will make a big impact on this family. Matthew's numerous appointments (therapy 4 times a week and other hospital appointments almost weekly) have made it impossible for his mother to work.  The financial strain has been one that is difficult every day for this family. 

Matthew's mother Sue put it this way, "We try so hard to make ends meet and stay positive, but it's a lot. Every month we are short money for bills. Every month we struggle. I hate what cancer has done to our family financially, but at the same time I know that we are so lucky to have my son alive."      
Join us to show your love and support for this brave, courageous little boy, and his wonderful family!   

Funds from this year's outing will go to support Matthew and 10 other local families.

Click here to learn about the people & organizations we're helping this year!  


We're fighting cancer... one family at a time. 

Now celebrating its 16th year, the BTB Foundation - Beat Tom and Bill Charity Golf Outing, Dinner and Auction has distributed over $885,000 to local families battling cancer and several cancer-related charities.

Our annual outing was started in 2002 to raise funds for a lifelong friend's wife who was undergoing breast cancer treatment. That inaugural year we raised $3,000 with 30 friends in attendance. Since then, the outing has kept growing; we now see crowds of over 320 golfers on the course and over 500 people for dinner.  This year we expect to raise over $125,000 in net proceeds which will go to help 11 families battling cancer and 2 cancer foundations.  

Tom and Bill Latourette, along with a host of friends, family and volunteers, want to continue helping local families and cancer patients. Our outing brings together complete strangers and turns them into lifelong friends.

Our mission: To award financial assistance as well as provide emotional support to individuals from the Chicagoland area who experience hardships due to cancer or a cancer-related illness.
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We're looking forward to helping Matthew's family and getting to know you!  

Tom & Bill Latourette

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