“I have been playing golf since 2016. Unlike my teammates in school, most of whom started when they are 6 or 7 years old, I am a late bloomer. However, I enjoy playing and am willing to volunteer or work at any place related to golf. In the summer of 2019, I volunteered at an international tournament as a translator. Impressed by a player who was crushing multiple drives over the fence, I chatted with him for a while about the game and then our backgrounds. He has a father who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was very emotional when he spoke about his dad. Being touched, I looked into the disease more that night and realized that many people I know could potentially have the disease or are already suffering from it.
Then, I decided that I should contribute to the cause. Therefore, I donated the money I made from the golf course to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to support their research. In golf, the fairway symbolizes process. The green, on the other hand, is the final stretch toward the goal: a hole. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is the club that drives researchers closer to the green and gives patients hope. I will probably never become a rockstar in golf, but I hope my hard work at the courses will make me a solid contributor to the club of Alzheimer’s research. I hope all my friends at the golf courses will join my effort too.”
As of June 2021, $10,717 has been raised through Kaiwen’s efforts. Thank you!