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6-year-old plays 100 holes of golf to raise money for pediatric cancer

Ryan McGuire (left) played 100 holes of golf to raise money in memory of his classmate Danny Nickerson (right) who recently died from a rare pediatric cancer.

Photo courtesy of Golf Fights Cancer

NORTON, Mass. - A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy has raised $25,000 for cancer research by playing 100 holes of golf in one day in memory of a classmate who died of the disease.

Ryan McGuire, of Foxborough, completed the golf marathon Wednesday at MGA Links at Mamantapett, a par-3 course in Norton.

Ryan played the 100 holes in memory of his kindergarten buddy, Danny Nickerson, who died in April of a rare and inoperable form of pediatric brain cancer.

He got the idea to play 100 holes of golf because his mother, Cheryl, is the program director of Golf Fights Cancer, a nonprofit organization that encourages golfers to play and raise money for cancer-related charities.

Ryan tells The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro that he "just wanted to do it for Danny."