The Murphy’s Masters golf tournament, started by avid golfer Jim Murphy and his wife, Ruth, of North Salem, New York, has a long history of giving. It started out in 1989 as a way to get friends together once a year, and then became something much more—a successful annual fundraiser for those less fortunate. Over the years, the tournament has supported a variety of charities. This year, the Murphy family selected Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, because the lives of many friends and family have been impacted by this terrible disease. In addition, the organization has a perfect Charity Navigator rating and sends 100 percent of donations directly to Alzheimer’s research. The tournament was held at Pehquenakonck Country Club in North Salem in September, and raised more than $31,000 for research.