Golfing for a cure to breast cancer

Women raise money for breast cancer research

  • Wed Jul 20th, 2011 3:00pm
  • Sports

Pictured from left to right are Joyce Nixon and Carol Penno

38 women raised funds for breast cancer last week. The women joined together for the annual Golf Fore the Cure Golf Tournament.

“This is the fourth Golf Fore the Cure in Golden,” Carol Penno, coordinator, explained, “previous to that we had the Longest Day of Golf and Joyce and I were involved in running that as well.”

Golf Fore the Cure was created in order to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

“The monies raised go towards research and use in the East Kootenay Region.”

Golf Fore the Cure was designed to give women the opportunity to raise funds for an important cause while doing something they love.

“It is a great tournament to take part in as it raises the awareness of breast cancer and helps raise funds to fight the disease in a fun way,” Penno explained, “What better way than a group of women who enjoy golfing to support an event created especially for them with an opportunity to win nice prizes from corporate sponsors?”

Prizes including golf balls, duffle bags and tickets to a World Curling Event in Cranbrook were all awarded by sponsors to a few lucky ladies at the end of the day.

The women raised a grand total of $3040 which has all gone directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.


If you would like more information about Golf Fore the Cure or the Canadian Cancer Society, visit