Courtney's Courage (formerly Tee Up For Tots) is dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research, specifically neuroblastoma, and to assist with support services for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Jerry and Kathy Zillman know more than they ever wanted to about childhood cancer. Their 4-year old daughter, Courtney, diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was 9 months old, died on Thanksgiving Day, 1999.
When Courtney was in her second year of treatment, the Zillmans decided to channel some of their grief and frustration into creating an entity that would fight pediatric cancer, and so Tee Up For Tots, Inc. was born. The group's signature event is the Tee Up For Tots Golf Tournament held every August. The non-profit changed their name to Courtney's Courage in 2016, and have raised approximately $600,000 for pediatric cancer reseach at the Steele Center.