Letters to the Editor: Cancer Care benefit had much support

To the Journal editor:

Red Fox Run Tuesday Ladies League along with Red Fox Run Golf Course (Gwinn) hosted their 17th annual golf out on Aug. 18 to support Cancer Care of Marquette County. Some 96 women showed up despite a cooler and windy day.

The ladies enjoyed a great day of golf and fun. The event is limited to 96 golfers and has become so popular we had 12 two-woman teams on the waiting list — a great problem to have.

This year’s event raised $18,325, surpassing last year. Money is raised through tee/green sponsorships, by soliciting businesses-individuals, silent auction, 50/50 ticket sales, registration fees, selling of raffle tickets for wonderful items and a packet of various ways to improve your score, all of which are very popular. According to CCMC, our group is the largest donor of funds to their organization — that is very impressive.

The women from the Red Fox Run Tuesday League work together to make this tournament such a success. We solicit businesses-individuals for tee/green sponsorships, gift certificates, gift items for prizes and golf courses throughout the U.P. for flight winners.

We also put together raffle items and participate the day of the event: 100 percent of what we raise goes to CCMC. Expenses incurred from this tournament are paid for by the ladies league.

Cancer Care of Marquette County is an all-volunteer organization in our area that financially assists patients with a cancer diagnosis helping them with travel expenses including gas-motel-restaurant, supplementing insurance premiums so that treatment can continue, prescription costs, or any other expenses that arise.

We want to thank Red Fox Run Golf Course for hosting this event. Without their support the event would not be possible.

It is a wonderful tournament attended by amazing ladies who come out each year and support us in raising money for such a great cause.

DOROTHY BIANCHI

Gwinn and

BOBBIE HARTMAN

Negaunee