Golf tournament benefits officer diagnosed with brain cancer

Golf tournament benefits officer diagnosed with brain cancer (Image 1)
Golf tournament benefits officer diagnosed with brain cancer (Image 1)

The Gallatin Police Department is hosting a golf tournament on Friday to benefit a fellow officer battling a rare form of brain cancer.

Officer Kevin Thomas was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma brain cancer, commonly referred to as GBM, last month.

“To hear that, [it's] malignant brain cancer Stage IV, and it's the fastest growing kind, it's pretty scary,” Thomas previously told Nashville's News 2.

Friday's tournament will be held at the Long Hollow Golf Course in Gallatin.

The tournament officially kicks off at Noon with a luncheon followed by a 1 p.m. start time.

The entry fee to participate is $220 per four person team or $55 per individual.

A silent auction will also be held in the golf course's club house from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All proceeds raised will help defray medical expenses not covered by insurance.

A fund has also been set up at Regions Bank to help the Thomas family with medical costs.  Donations to the Kevin Thomas Fund can be made at any branch.

Other fundraisers benefiting the Thomas family are scheduled to take place in upcoming weeks.

Officer Thomas has been a law enforcement officer for more than a decade and has worked with the Gallatin Police Department for the last two years.

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