Emil Boures hasn’t been back to his hometown of West Norriton in about 30 years. But the 1978 graduate will certainly make the trip from Pittsburgh for the 20th annual Michael Petrone Foundation Golf Outing at Jeffersonville Golf Course on Sept. 8.
The fact that he will be the guest of honor at the fundraiser moves him beyond words, although the self-described “quiet guy” will somehow find the right words to describe his gratitude to organizers and attendees, he said, writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.
In March of this year, the 58-year-old entered the University of Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Joe Boures, donated his bone marrow in a life-saving transplant procedure.
Joe, of course, will be right by his brother’s side at the golf outing, and may likely be the guy answering most of the questions from the concerned friends and teammates the men haven’t seen in decades.
In April, after being released from the hospital, he was sent to Nick’s House, a Swarthmore facility run by the HEADstrong Foundation that provides complimentary lodging for out-of-town patients and their families who are undergoing cancer-related treatment. Nick’s House was established by the Colleluori family to honor their son Nick, who passed away in 2006 after a bout with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
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