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Becky Zallek, PDGA #9388 has been battlingGlioblastoma type 4 brain cancer for well over a year now. The doctorsfound a new tumor back in December and Becky underwent her third brainsurgery on January 30, 2013; an eight hour procedure to hopefully removethe tumor. 

Becky has been very influential in the sport of disc golf and a very active contributor to the PDGA over the years. She has spearheaded many projects in the Des Moines, Iowa area including serving as Co-TD of the 2004 PDGA Pro-Am World Championships, widely considered one of the best ever. Becky was also a volunteer in helping develop and review past PDGA World Championship bids. In July of last year at the 2012 World Championships in Charlotte, Becky was the recipient of a special award for her dedication and contributions to the PDGA and the sport of disc golf. 

When asked about the surgery, Becky just replied, “Bummer.” She maintains such a positive mental attitude, which can be difficult for most of us during such trying times. As fellow disc golfers and PDGA members, let’s all show Becky how much we appreciate her by sharing with her our thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement. 


Andrew Chisholm signed Becky's Guestbook.

Becky,  Still have fond memories of the Des Moines World's and attending the Challenge few times in the early 2000s. We brought back many ideas for disc golf in Nebraska ... Read more

Rick Sadowsky signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hi Becky, Rick Sadowsky here.  You may remember me from the Des Moines Disc Golf Club days; you were the main reason why I became involved and held the office of ... Read more

Lizz Acosta Pearson signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hi Becky-Lizz here, I saw your name on the PDGA email and I wanted to say hi.  I'm thinking about you and praying for you.  I won't get into a long chat here, but we ... Read more

peg berry signed Becky's Guestbook.

Becky Z! We miss seeing you and your inspirational aura all around the land!Sending you our best thoughts and prayers for a full recovery!Peg and SueB Read more

Don McGregor signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hey Becky, Your courage and positive attitude is to be admired along w/ your many contributions to the game. From the Waco Disc Golf Association (TX), we are praying for ... Read more

Joy Whitney signed Becky's Guestbook.

HI Becky, I am glad to hear some news about you since your last email prior to the 2012 Charlotte Worlds. It took me a while to get back to you after the Worlds last ... Read more

Will Wasserstrom signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hi Becky, Been a while. We played together in Doubles at Am Worlds (Tulsa). We tied for 2nd - great times!  So sorry to hear about this crap - Definitely wishing you ... Read more

Morgan McDowell signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hi Becky, we haven't met before, but I wanted to give you my very best wishes for a very successful recovery. You're a great example of everything that's special about ... Read more

Derek Robins signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hi Becky, I wish you continued strength and energy to deal with the challenges you face. I have great memories of 2004 Worlds in Des Moines. Best wishes from the UK. Read more

Stork Roddick signed Becky's Guestbook.

Hey Sweetie, I didn't know that you'd had another round of treatment. As you say, "What a bummer." I know that you're the best ever at dealing with adversity. I ... Read more

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