When his grandson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Leo Curtin, an executive at Whittier Health Care, wanted to do something for cancer care.

So in 1999, Curtin launched the A.L.L. Open, a golf tournament at Haverhill Country Club to benefit the Jimmy Fund.

Since then the tournament has raised $250,000 for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Ricky Gulezian, Curtin’s 13-year-old grandson, is cancer-free.

“When Ricky was getting treatment, I wanted to do something which would help others (with cancer) in the future,” said Curtin, a golfer, who rallied co-workers and others in the health industry to assist him in making the golf tourney a success.

On Monday, May 14, about 140 golfers will tee it up in the eighth annual A.L.L. Open at Haverhill Country Club. The tournament is expected to raise $50,000, said Curtin, which would bring the eight-year total contribution to more than $300,000.

“We are really excited to reach our $300,000 mark,” said Curtin, who noted the excellent care his grandson received at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.

“The funds raised by the A.L.L. Open are targeted specifically for the research of chief of staff and professor of pediatrics, Dr. Stephen Sallan. I couldn’t be happier with what is being done.”

A friend of Curtin’s, Gino Cappelletti, a former Patriots player and the team’s radio color commentator, will serve as master of ceremonies for the A.L.L. Open. In addition, a catered dinner and auction will follow the tournament. American Airlines tickets and autographed sports memorabilia will be auctioned off.

Curtin said his grandson “is doing great. He plays baseball and football and is very active.”

For information on the A.L.L. Open — which is one of 160 tournaments across the nation that make up Jimmy Fund Golf — or to make a donation, call Jennifer Bird at 978-556-5800.

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