The annual Golf for the Cure event at Fernie Golf and Country Club raised nearly $3,000 for a digital mammography campaign.
The event on July 24 saw 82 women wearing pink playing nine holes at twilight, followed by a delicious salmon dinner, silent auction and prizes.
“The Golf for the Cure event is something we have been doing over the past eight years to help support the Canadian Cancer Society,” said Pat Moore, a co-organizer of the event. “This year the CCS gave us their approval to extend an invitation to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health so that some of the proceeds from the silent auction and a draw could go to the digital mammography campaign which has a direct impact on us here in the region.”
After dinner, Donna Grainger provided an overview of the benefits the equipment will have for the region and the success of the campaign to date.
When the silent auction closed (thanks to the proceeds from many pieces of art work compliments of the Clothesline Art Sale & Auction) and other generously donated items; bidders provided an additional $2,235 to the equipment goal.
One of the highlights of the evening was a special draw that saw the winner Sandra Graham, herself a breast cancer survivor, donating all her proceeds back to the mammography campaign.
By the time the night was over the A Clear View campaign was graced with a gift of $2,888 bringing the total dollars raised for the campaign to just over the $830,000 mark.