- Women's golf events across Canada contribute to breast cancer
fundraising program -
OAKVILLE, ON, April 30 /CNW/ - (RCGA) the Royal Canadian Golf Association
(RCGA) is pleased to announce that Subaru Canada will continue on as the
Presenting Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure.
Golf Fore the Cure, presented by Subaru, is a fundraising and awareness
program created by the RCGA to engage women in the game of golf with
non-intimidating, golf-related activities that help raise funds for breast
cancer research and support programs.
"The RCGA is delighted that Subaru Canada is continuing their commitment
as Presenting Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure," said Scott Simmons, RCGA
Executive Director and CEO.
Subaru Canada's continued support of the program will help raise
awareness about this disease while providing a fun, community-based women's
golf initiative to raise money for breast cancer research and support
Through their sponsorship of the Golf Fore the Cure program, Subaru
Canada will be featured on all online, print and event-based program materials
while gaining onsite promotional exposure at Golf Fore the Cure events across
Canada. The opportunity to help make a difference within the community played
a major factor in Subaru Canada's decision to return as the program's
"Golf Fore the Cure embodies the commitment to local communities and the
support of active lifestyles that Subaru Canada supports wholeheartedly," said
Tod Sullivan, Subaru Canada's National Director of Sales Planning, Sponsorship
and Vehicle Distribution. "We are pleased to enable more Canadians to help the
advancement of breast cancer research by taking part in an activity they
The Golf Fore the Cure program exists through a partnership with the
Canadian Cancer Society as well as the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Since
its inception in 2004, Golf Fore the Cure has helped to raise almost $1.8
million for breast cancer research and support programs through the
participation of 29,490 women across Canada. In 2008, 14,450 golfers helped to
raise a total of $675,000.
"On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, I thank Subaru Canada for
continuing their support of the Golf Fore the Cure program," said Dr. Barbara
Whylie, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer Society. "Partners like Subaru
Canada and the RCGA, as well as the thousands of Golf Fore the Cure
participants across the country, are helping to raise funds in support of
breast cancer research and support programs and we are extremely appreciative
of their collective efforts."
The Golf Fore the Cure program is aimed at growing women's participation
in the game of golf by introducing them to the game through fun,
non-intimidating activities. Through a unique partnership structure with the
Canadian Cancer Society (and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in Quebec) the
program has women across the country participate in golf activities and raise
money for a cause close to all women's hearts - the fight against breast
Golf Fore the Cure, presented by Subaru Canada is also proudly supported
by Tournament Sports (Nancy Lopez and Precept), Investors Group, Corona Light
and Reader's Digest.
As well, Alena Sharp - Canada's top player on the LPGA Tour - is the
national ambassador of the Golf Fore the Cure program.
The RCGA's goal for 2009 is to have 15,800 women take part in the Golf
Fore the Cure program and raise over $800,000 for breast cancer research and
support programs. For a listing of sites taking part in Golf Fore the Cure
across Canada, visit www.rcgagolfforethecure.ca.
ABOUT SUBARU CANADA
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and
distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of 88
authorized dealers across Canada.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of
volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of
the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more
about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual
Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION
The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf
in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1,600 clubs across the country.
Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO) for golf
in this country, the RCGA's mission is to grow participation in and passion
for the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. The
RCGA conducts programs and services to help shape the future of golf in
Canada. High performance athlete development, CN Future Links, Canada's
national junior golf program, turfgrass and environmental research, the
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, Rules of Golf and amateur status,
handicapping and course rating are only some of the initiatives the
association leads for golf in Canada. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada's
most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian
Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while
regional junior and national amateur championships showcase the best in
For further information on what the RCGA is doing to support golf in your
community please visit www.rcga.org.
For further information:
For further information: Dan Pino, Director, Media and Public Relations,
Royal Canadian Golf Association, (t) 1-800-263-0009 x406, (c) (416) 434-5525
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