Friends say Reitz graduate Wes Attebury stayed positive until he succumbed to skin cancer in 2007. Now their foundation is carrying on that same attitude, trying to make a difference for those battling America's most prevalent cancer.
Two days a year to celebrate a legacy. Two days a year to remember. Two days for Wes Attebury. Day one, a golf scramble at Quail Crossing. Day two, a basketball tournament and concert, with a special message.
The foundation, with a slew of sponsors, giving out gifts to help. Friends say Wes was touching lives even when he hit his lowest point
So they put on events like these, and each year the impact grows for other families fighting the same battles the Atteburys did.
This year's event raised more than $19,000. That money will go to help more families battling melanoma. Organizers say that's significantly more than last year, and they expect the event to keep gaining momentum in the future.