Peggy Kassa

Peggy Kassa

Ready to Tee Off for the Cure

Wine, Women and Woods

The Wine, Women and Woods Organizing Team invites you to get involved in the Tee Off for The Cure.

There are many ways to get involved: become a sponsor or register your team. There is still space for more sponsors and more teams. The tournament begins with the Jazz It Up for Wine, Women and Woods the evening of Sept. 9, with the tournament played Sept. 10 at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

Registration of players and information for sponsors can be found on the website at

Each year the tournament sets goals, and this year’s fundraising goal is $85,000.

“The money goes towards the purchase of an EnCor Breast Biopsy System for Vernon Jubilee Hospital,” said Cathie Cookson, chair of the tournament’s organizing committee. “This system reduces the number of invasive entries into breast tissue for adequate sampling in diagnosis for breast cancer. It complements the BioVision machine purchased with the Wine, Women and Woods funds from the 2010 tournament.

“Diagnosis of breast cancer for North Okanagan women has become more efficient, accurate and speedy with the efforts made through the annual tournament and the close work between the organizers, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-BC/Yukon Region and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Come out and help continue the benefits seen by the tournament.”

Online donations to the fund can be made through the secure site on the website. So if you can’t participate, please help by making a donation.