BRANTFORD, Ont. – Heat and sunny skies greeted over 140 women on Monday at the 15th annual Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru National Event at the Thornhill Club.
Participants were on hand to celebrate raising more than $300,000 for breast cancer research in 2018 through 175 individual Golf Fore the Cure events run across the country.
The National Event included 18-holes of golf featuring raffles, prizing, and games, followed by an awards dinner to thank and recognize the fundraising efforts put forth by 13,000 Golf Fore the Cure participants across Canada this year.
Since the program’s inception in 2003, upwards of 120,000 women have raised over $6.7 million to date with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Golf Canada is very proud to celebrate the success and growth of women’s golf in Canada through the Golf Fore the Cure program,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport officer. “The collective efforts from volunteers, site coordinators, and our partners at Subaru and Canadian Cancer Society continue to be a driving force behind the achievements of Golf Fore the Cure We’re excited for the next season and hope we can accomplish raising over $7 million for breast cancer research.”
Golf Canada honoured this year’s top-three fundraising teams at the National Event, listed below:
- Golf New Brunswick ($38,000)
- Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu Saskatchewan ($20,247)
- Sussex Golf & Curling Club ($14,000)
Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru was created in 2003 by Golf Canada to drive women’s participation in the game of golf through the use of fun, non-intimidating activities. Through a unique partnership structure with the Canadian Cancer Society (and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation), the program has women across the country participating in golf activities and raising money and awareness for a cause close to Canadian hearts—the fight against breast cancer.
Subaru Canada has been a proud partner of Golf Fore the Cure since 2007.
Photos from Tuesday’s National Event can be viewed here.
To learn how to get involved with Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, visit golfcanada.ca/golfforethecure