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Country Club of Indianapolis Golfs "Fore" the Cure

BY
Ana Mantica, Content Editor
(Monday, July 2, 2012)
Indianapolis, Indiana Last week, a beautiful golf course, perfect weather and more than 100 enthusiastic golfers and supporters at The Country Club of Indianapolis proved to be “key” during their 12th annual Golf Fore the Cure event themed “Key for 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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