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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:12 pm | Updated: 8:59 am, Tue Mar 19, 2013.

Christ the King Catholic Church of Mesa will host its 6th Annual charity golf tournament and luncheon this Saturday that will benefit the only shrine in Arizona dedicated to those who are affected by cancer.

Celebrity golfer Fields Moseley, an anchor with 3TV in Phoenix, is scheduled to participate in the shotgun-start event scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at Kokopelli Golf Course in Gilbert, 1800 W. Guadalupe Road

In addition to golf and lunch, Gilbert resident Chris Faddis, cofounder of Couragio Management Group, will be the featured speaker. Faddis will discuss his new his new book, “It is Well - Life in the Storm,” which will be released in April through bookstores.

Faddis will share the story of his family’s journey through cancer. His wife, Angela was admitted to the emergency room on Easter Sunday 2011, where they found a mass in her colon. She was later admitted into the hospital and diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with no chance for a cure.

Chris and Angela had three young children and decided to start writing a book together about their experience. Angela passed away at the age of 39, before the book was completed. It was her final wish that the “world would know that they must trust Jesus, no matter what.”

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit St. Peregrine Cancer Shrine. The shrine, called a place of “prayer, peace, rest and hope,” is intended to provide spiritual support and encouragement for families and friends of those with cancer.

“When someone has cancer, from a disease perspective, the focus is on curing it, medically speaking,” Faddis notes. “But there is also a spiritual side of the battle and that is why it is so important to support the shrine. People need support medically, but also emotionally and spiritually in order to heal.”

Those who manage the shrine also sends prayer shawls and cards to cancer patients at no charge, letting them know that they are thought of and being prayed for. There are many thank you cards and letters from patients in the entryway of the shrine thanking friends, family and strangers for thinking of them.

For more information visit www.cancershrine.org or call 480-844-4493.

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