Our Cause

When Cheri (Cherbear) was battling cancer, she never once complained about her continued chemotherapy treatments and many, many doctor appointments. The one thing that did upset her was seeing children battling with cancer and families dealing with the enormity of a very sick child. Cheri always had a heart for children and wanted to help any child in anyway that she could. Children adored her!! When Cheri passed away on October 17, 2006, our family decided to honor her memory by helping children in need. Each year we host a golf tournament, the Cher Bear Open, to financially support the family of one child battling a life-threatening disease.
This year the Cher Bear Open golf tournament will be held at the Valleaire Golf Course on Saturday, June 22, 2019. See how you can get involved. We appreciate and sincerely thank you for your continued support.

Why Pennies?

2019 Collin

Collin was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma on the first day of 4th grade. Medulloblastoma starts at the base of the skull and can spread to other parts of the brain and spinal column. Although Collin has endured several surgeries, radiation and chemo his tumors have tripled. Collin is a sweet 9-year old little man with a kind soul. He loves fishing, golf, lacrosse, Hot Wheels and especially Nerf Guns! Although he has endured so much God’s love shines through him to everyone he meets.

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The 12th annual Cher Bear Open will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019 at the Valleaire Golf Club. Proceeds from the event go to the family of Collin, suffering with Medulloblastoma. Last year Pennies from Above and the Cher Bear Open raised more than $6,500 for the sponsored family. We rely on the generosity of local businesses and company vendors for donations, contributing to the success of this event. 100% of monetary donations go the family. We sincerely thank you for donations and participation in the Cher Bear Open. Please come out and support Collin and his family on June 22, 2019 at the Valleaire Golf Club.

Cher Bear Open

The Cher Bear Open Golf Tournament

Helping families and their children Twelve children and counting! battling life-threatening diseases cancer and cancer-related diseases one penny >over $6,500 raised last year at a time.

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Why Support the Cher Bear Open?

  • Help Local Children Battle Serious Diseases
  • Get Involved in the Fight Against Cancer
  • Change the Life of One Family
  • Have Fun Raising Money and Participating in Events
  • 100% of the Proceeds and Donations Go to the Sponsored Family!


Our Generous Sponsors