Making a Difference

Willis Allen Real Estate’s Scott Appleby and Kerry Appleby Payne recently sponsored the “Tee’d Off at Cancer” charity event. It was held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The annual event raised $85,000 for the Polster Cancer Center at Scripps in La Jolla.

Judith Goodwin founded the fundraiser in 2011 to raise money for the center where she was treated and saved from breast cancer. “Judith’s story is so inspiring, and we are blessed to be involved with this event,” Kerry shared with Giving Back Magazine. She plays competitive-league golf with the WGA ladies golf group that played for the charity. “It’s a mini but mighty group that was able to raise an incredible amount of money to help fight this terrible disease.”

Breast cancer claims the lives of 40,000 women in the United States each year. Scripps treats more breast cancer patients each year than any other health system in San Diego. The funds raised at the “Tee’d Off at Cancer” event help the world-class medical leaders and staff save lives, sustain quality programs and services, and advance innovative technology and research. Scott Appleby and Kerry Appleby Payne are a dynamic brother-sister duo who were raised in La Jolla. They spent their school years and early post college years in La Jolla. Then, they moved up the coast to Del Mar. Finally, they settled in Rancho Santa Fe with their families. They have both owned property in all three luxury neighborhoods. This makes them uniquely qualified to call themselves “real estate specialists” in La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe.