Golf Fore the Cure fundraiser raised money for the local oncology department

By Sally Makin, Vanderhoof Golfers Association

The annual Golf Fore the Cure fundraiser was held on August 7, 2019 and the weather could not have been more perfect. Fifty-three ladies came out to support the event and the golf course was a sea of colour as most of the ladies wore pink to honour their friends and family members who are battling breast cancer.

A total of $3388 was raised by these wonderful golfers and this money will be presented to the local oncology department at St. John hospital.

The format was a four-ball scramble with long drive markers and closest to the pin flags, as well as fun tins on every tee.

Topics on these tins encouraged golfers to enter their names if they follow a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly and have regular medical check-ups. There was information regarding cancer prevention and advances in research, as well.

The ladies in Vanderhoof are well known for their incredible generosity and wednesday night was no exception.

There were several beautiful hand quilted or knitted items on the silent auction table as well as many unique and fun prizes to win on the raffle tables.

The ladies also ran a 50/50 draw and raffled off a beautiful quilt made and generously donated by the Nechako Quilters Guild.

The ladies of the Vanderhoof Golfers Association (VGA) would like to thank Norm and Verla Avison for offering a special price for the meal and green fees at this event. And we would like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff in the clubhouse for the fabulous meal and excellent service.

The week of golf was sponsored by the Omineca Medical Clinic and the VGA ladies club would once again like to thank everyone for attending and supporting this worthwhile endeavour.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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