LONGMEADOW, Massachusetts (WWLP) – In memory of their father, Tom Cosenzi, a car dealer in western Massachusetts, his son and daughter raised money for neuro-oncology research Tuesday.

Tom Cosenzi, founder of the TommyCar Auto Group, was only 52 years old when he died of a brain tumor in 2009. Since then, the Tom Cosenzi Driving For the Cure benefit golf tournament has raised more than $ 1 million.

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Daughter Carla Cosenzi spoke to 22News when more than 180 golfers started the 13th annual fundraiser on Tuesday: “It’s a very emotional day. It’s a day to remember my father, and my father’s, when many of our co-workers play as a family. It’s a day when we’re raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “

Carla estimates that Tuesday Charity Golf at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow raised nearly $ 100,000 for neuro-oncology research at Dana Farber.