Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru will hold its 12th annual National Event at Richmond Hill Golf Club, in Richmond Hill, Ont., on September 29. Over 120 golfers are slated to participate in the 18-hole charity event held in celebration of another successful year in promoting and raising funds for the fight against breast cancer.
This past Sunday’s National Cancer Survivors Day – observed on the first Sunday of June – offers those with a history of cancer with the opportunity to share their journeys and celebrate their triumphs. Events such as the Golf Fore the Cure National Event aim to further promote awareness and fund initiatives to assist in the search for a cure against cancer.
“We are honoured to host this year’s Golf Fore the Cure National Event, and to be part of the tournament’s ongoing success,” said Donna Norman, Assistant Professional at Richmond Hill Golf Club. “The passion of everyone involved with organizing the tournament is so impressive; and the participants, by playing the game they love, are helping make a positive difference in providing hope in the lives of women faced with the challenge of living with cancer.”
Golf Fore the Cure encourages women of all skill levels to participate in fun-filled golf events to raise funds for breast cancer research and to support those whose lives have been affected by the disease. Every year, thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer. The Golf Fore the Cure initiative has raised over $5.1 million; this year’s nationwide fundraising goal has been set at $500,000. The proceeds from 2015 will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We are delighted to team up with Richmond Hill Golf Club in support of such a worthy and important cause,” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons. “Breast cancer has impacted the lives of so many women and families across Canada. On behalf of the Canadian golf community, we are proud to contribute to the awareness and fundraising efforts of breast cancer research through the game we love.”
The National Event celebrates the many contributions of the dedicated volunteers, host golf courses, and generous communities that host Golf Fore the Cure “pink-out” events across the nation during the golf season. Foursomes from the top three fundraising events will be honoured at the National event.
For the fourth year, Evanka Osmak, Broadcaster for Rogers Sportsnet, will be in attendance at the National Event to continue her role as an ambassador for the tournament.
In addition to the goal of ending breast cancer in our lifetime, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru aims to encourage women’s participation in the sport. Golf Canada developed the friendly competition as a platform for members of the golf community to come together and rally around a worthy cause through the sport of golf.
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. As a dedicated contributor to Golf Fore the Cure events, the “Subaru Safest Drive” competition will be held at each site with Subaru providing prizes for participants.
Registration is open to the public; additional information can be found here.