The season of giving has another reason to be cheerful. Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru raised over $425k for breast cancer research in 2018 thanks to the efforts over 13,000 participants at 175 events across the country.
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.
Over 140 women celebrated this year’s success at the 15th annual Golf Fore the Cure National Event at Thornhill Golf Club in Thornhill, Ont.
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.
“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.”
The top 20 fundraising events of 2018:
|Golf NB – Petitcodiac Valley Golf & Country Club||Fredericton||NB||$40,144.16|
|Elk Ridge Golf Course||Waskesiu||SK||$20,247.10|
|Beacon Hall Golf Club||Aurora||ON||$17,342.28|
|Thornhill Golf Club||Thornhill||ON||$16,000.00|
|Sussex Golf and Country Club||Sussex||NB||$14,000.00|
|Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club||Westport||ON||$13,500.00|
|Lorette Golf Course||Lorette||MB||$10,688.75|
|Blue Heron Golf Club||Lanark||ON||$10,668.00|
|Redtail Landing Golf Club||Nisku||AB||$8,811.34|
|Sunningdale Golf & Country Club||London||ON||$7,540.00|
|Fernie Golf Club||Fernie||BC||$7,194.42|
|Chinook Cove Golf and RV||Barrière||BC||$5,914.00|
|Antigonish Golf Club||Antigonish||NS||$5,835.00|
|Candle Lake Golf Resort||Candle Lake||SK||$5,770.00|
|GreyHawk Golf Club||Cumberland||ON||$5,722.67|
|Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre||Llyodminster||SK||$5,613.00|
|Petawawa Golf Club||Petawawa||ON||$5,130.30|
|Golf Canada Calgary Centre||Calgary||AB||$5,057.80|
|The Bluffs Golf Club||Port Stanley||ON||$5,000.00|
|Rosetown Golf and Country Club||Rosetown||SK||$4,760.70|
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.
In totality, Canada holds over 37,000 charity events at golf courses across the country which raise approximately $533 million annually for charity.
Subaru Canada has been a proud partner of Golf Fore the Cure since 2007.
Photos from the 2018 National Event can be viewed here.
To learn how to get involved with Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, visit golfcanada.ca/golfforethecure