Cure for Mito Golf Tournaments
This annual golf tournament was started by Weston Mui and Bryan Jung, who at the time were two high school juniors. Inspired by their neighbor’s story, Mito patient Calvin Bertsch, they decided they wanted to help make a difference. They proposed organizing a golf tournament to benefit the Mitochondrial Research Guild. Little did we know at that time how much they would impact our community, our Guild and our lives.
While they wanted to raise awareness and funds for Mitochondrial Disease they brought our community together for a common cause – hope for a better tomorrow for all our children while receiving the care they need at Seattle Children’s Hospital by our “Dream Team” of specialists until a cure can be found. It was a natural fit for the two teens, who at the time played on the Issaquah High School’s varsity golf team. Weston and Bryan raised over $21,000 over the first two years running the tournament!
Now in its 9th year, this annual event has raised over $100,000 for the Mitochondrial Research Guild. When Weston and Bryan went off to college, they worked hard to pass on what they started and enlisted Weston’s younger brother Dane and Aaron Faulkner and others to carry on the tradition. More recently, Samantha and Isabella Serex along with Caiden and Audrey Bertsch have taken on organizing this event. The Mitochondrial Research Guild is so appreciative of everything this young group of people are doing to raise awareness and funds in honor of Calvin Bertsch.
The Mito guild is also very appreciative of all of our sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible. Special thanks to E.K.Riley and Dukes Chowder House for their wonderful support over the years.
The Cure for Mito Golf Tournament takes place every spring at the Heron Links at Willows Run in Redmond, WA. This year’s tournament originally scheduled for May 20th will be postponed until sometime in the summer or early fall due to COVID-19. We hope you are able to join us later this year.