Miller Place Man Honors Loved Ones At PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge

Bob and Susan Dow and Patrick Reed at The Barclays

Bob Dow of Miller Place knows the devastating impact of cancer all too well.

Bob’s wife is a five-year breast cancer survivor, his mother-in-law is a 30-year breast cancer survivor, his wife’s grandmother died from ovarian cancer, and his sister-in-law was diagnosed last year with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

The women in Bob’s life are fighters, survivors—and he, too, is committed to the fight against cancer.

As a volunteer at last year’s The Barclays tournament, Bob took action by participating—and winning—the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge sponsored by Myrbetriq (mirabegron).

As winner of this competition, which honors TOUR volunteers nationwide while helping local charities, Bob presented a $10,000 check on behalf of Astellas Pharma US, Inc., to the tournament’s chosen charity, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York.

A few months later, Bob proudly presented $5,000 in bonus funds to his charity of choice, the American Cancer Society. He is determined to repeat this experience.

Bob has stepped up again to continue the fight and is representing Tackle Kids Cancer and the American Cancer Society in the Volunteer Challenge at THE NORTHERN TRUST. The tournament begins on Aug. 24, at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury.

Nearly 1,200 volunteers like Bob help ensure the tournament will be an enjoyable experience for everyone. In addition, volunteers have enabled The Northern Trust to generate more than $46 million for charity since its inception in 1967.

From now until 2 p.m. on Aug. 26, volunteers are asking people to support charity by voting in the Volunteer Challenge at

Those who do not know a volunteer can vote directly for the tournament.

At the end of the voting period, the volunteer team with the most votes will present a $10,000 check on behalf of Astellas to Tackle Kids Cancer and a $5,000 check to its selected nonprofit organization. The tournament also has the opportunity to earn up to an additional $65,000 in charitable bonus funds based on the total number of votes received.

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