The US PGA Tour has lent its support to Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle and his family as he gets treatment for a recurrence of cancer. Named “January for Jarrod”, the project aims to help Jarrod and his family as he recently underwent a third round of bone marrow transplant following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. Fans and supporters alike are able to offer non-tax-deductible donations at www.youcaring.com/januaryforjarrod, with all proceeds going towards the Lyle family to aid in paying for medical expenses and daily living for the family. The fund currently sits just over $11k with aims to reach $250k.
Good to see the Tour looking out for its athletes, especially after a recurrence for the third time. According to fellow Aussie Marc Leishman, the Lyles are struggling with medical bills as they add up quite quickly. The Tour has also decided to auction off a photo of the top 12 players in the world with their signatures on it, with proceeds going to Jarrod and his family. “It’s of utmost importance for the PGA Tour family and the golf community to come together and help Jarrod and his family both spiritually and financially during January for Jarrod month,” said Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief of tournaments and competitions.
Jarrod was first diagnosed at age 17, but went on to earn his PGA Tour card eight years later. Good luck to Jarrod and everyone else who battles this terrible disease. We can only serve to fight it together.