RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – No amount of rain could put a damper on Tuesday’s Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru National Event at the Richmond Hill Golf Club.
Despite the wet conditions, over 100 ladies were on hand to celebrate eclipsing the $300,000 mark for breast cancer research in 2015. The National Event, running for the twelfth consecutive year, featured 18-holes of golf packed with prizing, games and laughter, followed by an awards dinner to thank the many fundraising efforts put forth by Golf Fore the Cure participants across Canada.
“As the National Sport Federation, we are very proud of the continued growth of Golf Fore the Cure and what it has done for women’s golf across Canada,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer. “We are very thankful for the support of our partners and the dedication of all Golf Fore the Cure participants in the country for making this program such a huge success.”
Through 145 events in 2015 and upwards of 10,000 women, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru raised its fundraising total to-date to over $5.4 million—with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation.
For Pamela Fralick, President & CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is one of many great events that drive cancer research and support programs in communities across Canada.
“We are so very thankful for the passion and support that Golf Fore the Cure has provided over the years,” said Fralick of the 10-year partnership with Golf Canada. “Our mission cannot be fulfilled without funding from supporters like Golf Canada and we look forward to continuing to empower more women in the years to come.”
The awards dinner gave special attention to foursomes from this year’s top-three fundraising teams, listed below:
- New Brunswick Golf Association—$27, 778.57 (top provincial event)
- Sandy Hook Golf Club from Sandy Hook, Man.—$21,558
- Sussex Golf & Curling Club from Sussex, N.B.—$21,486
Photos from Tuesday’s National event can be viewed here.
Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru was created in 2003 by Golf Canada to drive women’s participation in the game of golf through the use of fun, non-intimidating activities. Through a unique partnership structure with the Canadian Cancer Society (and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation), the program has women across the country participating in golf activities and raising money and awareness for a cause close to Canadian hearts – the fight against breast cancer.
Subaru Canada has been a proud partner of Golf Fore the Cure since 2007. The company recently renewed its partnership for two additional years, reaffirming its commitment to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
To learn how to get involved with Golf Fore the Cure, visit golfcanada.ca/golfforethecure