Country Club of Indianapolis Golfs "Fore" the Cure
The two-day event, June 27 – 28, began with a 9-hole men’s golf “Pink Out” game on Wednesday with 35 men golfers in pink on the green. Afterward, golfers and supporters celebrated with a cocktail party and silent auction. The next day, 70 women players came together for the ladies 9- and 18-hole golf events. The event culminated with a ladies luncheon and auction.
Traci Runge, a tri-athlete and breast cancer survivor, delivered the keynote, relating her heroic and inspiring story of perseverance. The Vera Bradley Foundation’s Executive Director, Catherine Hill, also spoke. “There’s not a person here that isn’t touched with a family member or a friend with breast cancer,” she noted.
To go along with the theme, as mulligans, all ladies received a key, one of which was marked for a key necklace to commemorate the event. And among the many great auction items, from golf items and Vera Bradley accessories to a special diamond key necklace and a Las Vegas condo rental, were two special paintings by a club member who’s wife had breast cancer.
Twelve years ago, the event began with a group of friends wanting to raise money for breast cancer awareness. “Ruth, a lady in our group who is a breast cancer survivor, had heard about golf events that raised money. So we decided to have one, too, and raised about $630 at our first event,” says Jan Woodruff, Golf Fore the Cure Committee Member. "In the 10 years following, we've raised more than $150,000!" Totals from this year's event are still being added. All funds will benefit breast cancer research.These passionate ladies are already planning their next event!
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