Redstone Resort – Fundraising in the pink

Redstone Resort will be bringing out the pink when the golf course hosts an event to support the fight against breast cancer on Tuesday.

Redstone Resort will be bringing out the pink when the golf course hosts an event to support the fight against breast cancer on Tuesday.

So far, 50 local golfers are participating in  “Bringing out the Pink,” a Golf Fore the Cure tournament.

The event kicks off with a 5 p.m. shotgun start in a nine hole scramble.

Men and women are invited to join in the fun, $10 for members and $30 for non-members, with a deadline registration Saturday.

“We are happy to see so much support from the community to raise funds for a much needed cause,” said organizer Deb deTremaudan.

Funds raised in the Golf Fore the Cure tournament are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society for breast cancer research, and to support local programs and services for Kootenay people living with the disease.

Numerous draw prizes and a Molson 67 contest on hole six are all part of the fun.

deTremaudan began fundraising for breast cancer over 15 years ago and to date, has raised $20,000.

In 2002, the issue became personal when her mother was diagnosed with the disease.

“My mom is a survivor of breast cancer so I now have her and the rest of my family joining in to fundraise,” she said.

“But to Golf Fore the Cure you don’t ‘have’ to fundraise, just come out and join us.”

Golf Canada’s Golf Fore the Cure program is aimed at growing women’s participation in the game of golf.

As a unique element to the program, a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation allows women from across the country to participate in golf activities and raise money for a cause close to all women’s hearts, breast cancer research.

To date, Golf Fore the Cure has raised over $4.5 million towards the fight against breast cancer.

To donate to the cause or donate a draw prize, contact deTremaudan at 368-7329 or Mari Conradie, 362-2157.