Golf Fore The Cure Raises $750,000

2010 Golf Fore the Cure Raises $750,000 in Support of Breast Cancer Research

TORONTO (Golf Canada) – Female golfers from across the country hit the links Monday at Bayview Golf and Country Club to celebrate the success of the Golf Fore the Cure program which to date this season has raised $750,000 in support of breast cancer research.

Presented by Subaru, Golf Canada Golf Fore the Cure program is aimed at growing women’s golf participation in Canada by introducing the game through fun, non-intimidating activities.

Proceeds from 222 Golf Fore the Cure sites across the country contribute to this national fundraising initiative and are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society as well as the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, over $3 million have been raised through Golf Fore the Cure program in the fight against breast cancer.

“I am especially proud that we were able to grow in terms of participation with over 16,000 women having taken part in the Golf Fore the Cure program,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada Chief Sport Development Officer. “We are also thrilled that in seven years our fundraising contribution to breast cancer research has surpassed the $3 million mark.”

In all, 90 participants were on hand at Bayview Golf and Country Club to take part in the season-ending national event that celebrated the season long program. Golf Fore the Cure Ambassador and LPGA Tour star, Alena Sharp, was unable to attend the event however sent some words of thanks to all the participants.

“Thank you to all the competitors. It’s an honour  for me to be the ambassador for a program that not only in increasing in popularity in the sport that I love but it’s also making a significant contribution to fighting breast cancer and making great strides in finding a cure.”

The event marks the successful conclusion to the 2010 Golf Fore the Cure season which included 222 women’s golf events from coast to coast with over 16,000 women participating.

Golf Canada hosts a one-day national golf tournament in a scramble format to celebrate the conclusion of the season and its fundraising efforts. This one-day event recognizes supporters, sponsors and top fundraisers from all aspects of the program.

For more information or to learn about how you can get involved in Golf Fore the Cure visit: www.golfforethecure.ca.

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