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Golfers ‘Rally for the Cure’

Ladies Golf Association to hit the links Tuesday.

Posted: September 10, 2008 10:35 p.m.
Updated: November 12, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Anna Ott, president of Bellasport, will organize Tuesday's "Rally for the Cure" with the Valencia Country Club Ladies Golf Association at the Valencia course

The Valencia Country Club Ladies Golf Association is getting ready to hit the links in support of "Rally for the Cure," a breast cancer awareness campaign and the nation's largest grassroots women's golf program. More than 1.4 million people have participated in Rally for the Cure events since its inception in 1996.

This year's event, to be held Tuesday, marks the second time that the VCCLGA has teed off against breast cancer. A field of 100 players is expected for the Rally, organized by Bellasport, at Valencia Country Club.
"Breast cancer touches all women directly or indirectly during their lifetime. All of us playing at Rally for the Cure know and care about someone who is currently diagnosed with the disease or who is a breast cancer survivor," said Anna Ott, president of Bellasport. "Unfortunately, some of us also knew women who have died of the disease."

The mission of Rally for the Cure has been to emphasize the importance of early detection in the successful treatment of breast cancer and to support the promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35-54 and accounts for more than 75 percent of all cancer deaths in women ages 55 and older.

As part of Rally for the Cure activities, a closest-to-the-pin contest will be held at a designated par-3 Rally hole, with title sponsor Titleist breast cancer awareness golf balls and other prizes to be awarded.
All Rally players will receive early detection information, an exclusive Rally pink ribbon golf pin, and a one-year subscription to a Conde Nast publication, also a title sponsor.

"It's only natural that we ladies would be passionate about raising funds for such an important awareness campaign - we're just lucky to enjoy a game of golf in the process," Ott said.


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