Northwestern strong: A Golf Fore the Cure story

It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you have a team of passionate, driven leaders at the helm.

Take the “Moosehide Mommas” for example, a group of five ladies who have run Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru events for the last six years, raising close to $27,000 for breast cancer research—a great accomplishment in its own right. What’s even more empowering, is that this dedicated group has done so through a small town population just over 1,200 Canadians.

Nestled in the southern part of Canada’s Northwest Territories, a seven-hour drive west of Yellowknife, is the modest town of Fort Simpson. Small in size, but rich in history, Fort Simpson is home to just one golf course across its 78 km2 area—Seven Spruce Golf Course. For the sixth consecutive year, this 9-hole course played host to the Moosehide Mommas’ annual Golf Fore the Cure event, which hosted over 40 women in a day of celebration with a round of golf and supporting events. At day’s end, this remarkable group of women raised over $14,000—their highest annual total to date.

How do they do it? Just ask one of the team’s lead site coordinators, Jennifer Thistle.

“It really starts with the incredible people we work with, who share a deep passion for the cause and what we are fighting for through this event,” she said. “We have such a memorable time golfing every year, and continue to challenge ourselves in new and exciting ways to make our event as special as it can be.”

Thistle was one of many site coordinators to receive a free polo shirt from adidas Golf, a new Pink Partner to Golf Fore the Cure in 2016. In the giving spirit, Thistle happily donated the adidas Golf polo towards the event’s raffle to help the cause.

To further help with events, Golf Canada ships a complimentary tournament kit to each team that includes pledge forms, signage, ribbons and prizing.

Committed to growing women’s participation, Golf Fore the Cure boasts over 100,000 participants throughout 12 seasons. During that period, the program has raised over $5.4 million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research.

There are many other Canadian teams like the Moosehide Mommas that are behind Golf Fore the Cure’s mission, and you can be a part of that too.

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