Jake Taylor was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1997. His participation on the high school football team came to an abrupt end as he entered what would become three years of grueling treatment. When Jake was told that he had been chosen as our recipient, he was "absolutely grateful". I was relieved that there were so many people out there that were willing to extend that helping hand." The 1998 Friendship Scramble can boast the worst weather in tournament history ~ a day of driving rain and freezing temperatures. However, our tournament participants refused to allow inclement weather to dampen their enthusiasm for our cause. Jake recalls: "It was absolutely incredible that despite the climate everyone stayed and showed such tremendous support." Jake is now healthy ~ 10 years in remission. He works at St. Luke's - fulfilling a desire to pursue a career in the field of medicine that was born during cancer treatment. The Taylors are busy enjoying life to its fullest. They have not, however, forgotten the impact of the Friendship Scramble. And every year the Taylor family comes out to volunteer and support a new family who has just found themselves in a situation similar to the one the Taylors found themselves in all those years ago.