Orchard Hills Country Club supports Rally For A Cure

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2006

By Staff
NILES - Orchard Hills Country Club is taking part in Rally For A Cure, presented by Golf For Women magazine, a breast cancer awareness campaign that is the nation's largest grassroots women's golf program.
In 2005, Rally For A Cure registered its one millionth participant in this important initiative. This year marks the fourth time that the club has pledged its support and teed off against breast cancer. The organizer of this event is Becky Duke.
A field of 100 players is expected for Rally at Orchard Hills on June 16. As part of the Rally For A Cure activities, a closet-to-the-pin contest is held at a designated Rally hole. Titleist golf balls bearing the pink ribbon breast cancers awareness symbol are awarded to every player who hits the green on the first swing and a prize is given to the player whose shot lands nearest to the hole. All players will receive important early detection information, an exclusive Rally pink ribbon golf pin and are entitled to a one-year subscription of Golf For Women magazine. In addition to Golf For Women and Titleist, Adams Golf and Etonic Shoes continue as sponsors of the Rally program. All of the administrative costs of Rally For A Cure are covered by Golf For Women magazine.
In 2006, every issue of the magazine will feature a page from Komen with important health information in addition to the September/October issue, which dedicates editorial pages to the cause.
Since its inception in 1996, the mission of Rally For A Cure has been to emphasize the importance of early detection in the successful treatment of breast cancer, and to support the mission of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. According to the Komen Foundation, each year breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35-54, and the disease also accounts for more than 75 percent of all cancer deaths in women 55 years of age and older.
Rally For A Cure is based in Wilton, Cn. For further information about hosting a Rally golf event call 1-800-327-6811 or visit the website www.rallyforacure.com.