Dream Discover Cure Golf Tournament

Hackensack Golf Club
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Join us for a day on the golf course for our 14th Annual Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Dream. Discover. Cure. Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, New Jersey. While this year’s event may look different than previous years, our goal to gather safely to raise funds for pediatric cancer research is still the same.

Our dedicated committee has reenvisioned this year’s fundraiser to include your health and safety in mind. While we will forgo certain elements, you can count on a great day of golf as we celebrate this year’s Dream Big Award recipients, Dr. Mitchell and Ellen Cairo. Looking back on the last 40 years at PCRF, no one has given more to the foundation than this family. Their dedication to not only the PCRF Lab but to childhood cancer research is worthy of this award.

All proceeds will support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Laboratory directed by Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D. at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College.


PCRF continues to fund leading edge research with the best hope for a cure for childhood cancer. We have the deep conviction that, together we can do better in the fight against childhood cancer


12:00pm – Welcome Lunch
1:30pm – Shotgun Start
5:00pm – Cocktail Hour
7:00pm – Celebratory Dinner

2021 Dream Big Award

We are very proud to honor Dr. Mitchell Cairo and his family as the 2021 Dream Big Award Recipients at this year’s Dream Discover Cure Golf Tournament.

For almost 40 years Dr. Cairo has been making a difference in the lives of families battling pediatric cancer around the world. As PCRF is starting the 40th Anniversary celebration, we are truly grateful to have Dr. Cairo as our only researcher with us since our inception.

Dr. Cairo’s personal touch with families only enhances his level of excellence in care and research. His work at the Cellular Tissue and Engineering (CTEL) lab at Westchester Medical Center benefits all pediatric and adult blood and marrow transplantations programs other regenerative cellular therapy programs at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Working side by side with Mitch over the years is his devoted family, Ellen, Dustin and, Evan. Growing up in Chicago, attending the University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate degree before his Medical School and Residency in California at UCLA/UCSF, Mitch’s roots are the Midwest, but his heart is in his work.

Join in on the celebration by participating in this year’s event with a gift of sponsorship, donation, or coming out to play. We also invite you to share a photo, memory, or tribute to commemorate this year’s honoree on our dedicated Tribute Board.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!