With more than two weeks until players tee off

With more than two weeks until players tee off

Wine, Women and Woods tourney on target

This year’s Wine Women and Woods charity golf tournament has received such a huge response...

This year’s Wine Women and Woods charity golf tournament has received such a huge response that with more than two weeks to go the tournament has a full roster of golfers and has every hole sponsored and major contributors already signed.

“This year’s tournament has received such support we cannot thank the community enough for its contribution to this very worthwhile cause,” said Kathy Parton, committee chair. “144 golfers will play the Predator Course at Predator Ridge on Sept. 29 and many will be wearing pink and honoring the theme, ‘I am woman, hear me roar!”

The Wine Women and Woods tournament was launched 11 years ago by Cheryl Kaminsky. Its aim is to raise funds so that someday we can say we live in a world without breast cancer. Working in conjunction with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, more than $600,000 has been raised with all of it staying in our local community.

This year’s funds will go toward the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Digital Mammography Campaign. This is an ambitious project that will take more than one year to come to fruition. Digitizing is vital as the equipment is aging and often breaks down. By becoming digitized, instant photos can be produced thus cutting down on wait times for results. The images are clearer and diagnosis quicker and better.

It is a sad truth that most of us have been touched by cancer either personally or with a family member or friend – all of us need to help find the elusive cure for this devastating disease.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this event can go online to: www.winewomenandwoods.com where there is an ‘online donation’ button. You can sponsor a player, a team or just donate to the event.

Tax receipts will be supplied by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

All donations are welcome – this year’s goal is $100,000.