Lady golfers raise $950 for screenings

Golfers in the Tuesday night Griffin’s Greens Ladies’ League raised $950 in a Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament to support Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program Partnership.

In recent years, the Cancer Services Program has provided hundreds of mammograms, breast exams and breast ultrasounds free of charge to uninsured and under-insured women in Oswego County.  As a result, many women have received potentially life-saving treatment.

According to Carolyn Handville, program coordinator, the golf tournament raised some much needed funds.

“It was heartwarming to see the compassion and concern that these individuals have for their community,” said Handville.

“They truly understand the tremendous impact that the Cancer Services Program Partnership has on the lives of those it serves and the overall health of Oswego County,” she said. “I extend my sincerest appreciation to all of the golfers who participated in the event and especially to Tina Bourgeois who organized the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament, Linda Griffin, Paul Stepien, Autumn Harrington, Sue Reitz and Bob Bateman for their donations, and special thanks to Sonia Robinson for the generous donation of a Longenberger basket filled with treats. Their support is greatly appreciated!”

Noteworthy performances during tournament included:

  • Closest to the pin on hole No. 14 – Josie LaTulip
  • Closest to the pin on hole No. 17 – Mary Shambo
  • Longest drive – Kelly Wells
  • Closest to pin, second shot – Karen Hoffman
  • Most putts – Kathy Vandermark

Administered through Oswego County Opportunities, the Cancer Services Program Partnership offers a number of cancer screening services to those ages 40 to 64 including: clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap/pelvic exams and colorectal screenings for men and women. These screenings are available year round, free of charge.  For more information, contact Handville at 592-0830.

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