Schreiber Foods will host the Luke Nelson Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 13 to raise funds for the cancer treatments of three-year old Luke Nelson – whose father Clint works at Schrieber.

More about the tourney in a moment, but first some background on Luke’s condition.

On April 22 of this year Clint and Mia Nelson got just about the worst news parents can get: Luke, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that starts in young nerve cells called neuroblasts.

Here’s the explanation of what that means from the Nelson’s Facebook page:

“Typically it has already spread by the time of diagnosis. It’s a very aggressive cancer and once it reaches stage four – when it spreads to distant lymph nodes and bone marrow − it takes very aggressive chemo, stem cell transplant, radiation, and antibody.

“These treatments are so harsh they cause lifelong problems and sometimes secondary cancers. When Luke was diagnosed, he was already in stage three in 'High Risk Amplified Neuroblastoma.'

“Luke has a long, long road ahead of him, one that is filled with more time at the hospital than at home for the next year. But even though our son has seen more physical hardship than we ever imagined, God has blessed us and Luke with his spirit and attitude. Luke can be having the worst day possible physically and still have such a goofy, silly attitude. He just doesn't give up and we are so, so thankful for that.”

Now back to the good news about the golf tournament: As was said, Clint works at Schreiber Foods, a company known for actively sponsoring charitable causes and on Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. they’ll be holding the Luke Nelson Charity Golf Tournament at Par Country Club in Comanche.

It’s a four-person scramble with a fee of $400 per team, cart and trail fee not included. A barbecue meal will be provided and there will be prizes and a silent auction.

Call 254-595-1131 to sign up.

You can also make a donation to Luke’s recovery by visiting the Nelson’s Facebook page at https://www.gofundme.com/lukenelson.