The 29th annual Hackers For Hope event will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 29 at Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton.  

Hackers For Hope, which was started by cancer survivors and Darienites Al Smith and Tim Brown, supports cancer research and treatment programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bennett Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation.  Over the years, Hackers For Hope has raised close to $15 million.

Twenty-three golfers play from dawn to dusk on Sept.  29 and friends, family and colleagues sponsor them.  When the weather cooperates, many are able to play over 100 holes of golf.  This years’ golfers include local residents; Dean Bellissimo, Tom Carey, Brian Ceglarski, George Craft, Bobby Croswell, Ryan Garrity, Anne Harvey, Whitney Lancaster, John Novak, John Pontious, Harris Swenson, and Bridget Wren.  Visit to find out how to sponsor a hackers’ day of golf.

The event will be a cocktail party format with an open bar and hors d’oeuvre buffet. This year, the event has a corporate sponsor — Pure Insurance.

Tickets are $175 per person.  Tickets are available and donations can be made online at  For more information, please contact Mary Beth Johnston at 914-419-7961 or