Fernie’s Golf for the Cure invites A Clear View

Submitted by EKFH on 26-07-2012 Fernie, BC…  This week, thanks to the Fernie Ladies Golf Club and its annual Golf for the Cure event, the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign received additional awareness and financial support towards its fundraising efforts.    “The Golf for the Cure event is something we have been doing over the past 8 years to help support the Canadian Cancer Society,” explains 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.”   The evening was spectacular as 82 women set out to play nine-holes of golf surrounded by a sea of pink-clad golfers and the breathtaking course and mountains.    Back inside a scrumptious salmon dinner was served and a bevy of prizes given out. Followed by EKFH’s Donna Grainger providing 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 $2235 to the equipment goal.   One of the highlights of the evening was a special draw which 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.   Special to thanks to Beth Field & Pat Moore organizers of Golf for the Cure, Val Emond for overseeing donations for the Canadian Cancer Society and Stephanie Rogers for helping with the silent auction.   A special thanks to Ray Bryant and his crew who painted all the ladies tees with the breast cancer symbol and for turning all the putting cups to pink. Hats off to Mel Dies and his staff (Dani, Mike, Sherry, Zack and Kati) in the pro shop and all the food services team.   The organizing committee also would like to recognize Investors Group, Patricia Taylor & Aysha Haines, for their support.   Without the help of people like these this event just couldn’t happen.          East Kootenay Foundation for Health is extremely grateful to the Golf for the Cure organizing committee and the Canadian Cancer Society invitation all in support of women’s health.   Has someone you know received a breast cancer diagnosis? Why not show them your support and make a donation in their honour, visit www.aclearview.ca for more information.