BURLINGTON, Ont. – Laughter and cheer could be heard for miles across Lake Ontario on Monday at the annual Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru National Event at the Burlington Golf & Country Club.
Over 100 ladies were greeted with sunny skies at one of Canada’s many stunning golf courses to celebrate raising more than $270,000 for breast cancer research through individual Golf Fore the Cure events run coast to coast in 2016.
The National Event, running for the thirteenth consecutive year, featured 18-holes of golf packed with raffles, prizing, and games, followed by an awards dinner to thank the many fundraising efforts put forth by Golf Fore the Cure participants across Canada.
“We are very proud of the continued growth of Golf Fore the Cure and what it has accomplished for both women’s golf and breast cancer research,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer. “The marked success of this program would not be possible without the collective efforts of our many volunteers, our corporate partners, and our presenting partner Subaru—we are thrilled to have such a great team behind Golf Fore the Cure.”
Through 140 events in 2016 and upwards of 10,000 women, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru raised its fundraising total to-date to over $5.7 million—with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation. As the Canadian Cancer Society’s highest fundraising corporate partner, Golf Canada was honoured with the Golden Corporate Achievement Award on Monday night—the society’s highest accolade.
(Susan Drodge and Jeff Thompson)
The awards dinner gave special attention to foursomes from this year’s top-three fundraising teams, listed below:
- Golf New Brunswick—$27, 795 (top provincial event) (interview with Evanka Osmak)
- RedTail Landing Golf Club from Nisku, Alta.—$20,427 (interview with Evanka Osmak)
- Elk Ridge Resort from Waskesiu, Sask.—$17,765 (interview with Evanka Osmak)
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’s extended commitment reaffirms their dedication 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
Photos from Monday’s National Event can be viewed here.