The Second Annual Sharon Leigh Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament
Sharon teeing off
Thank you to all that participated!
Special thanks to the KZOZ team of Jeff and Jeremy who broadcast live from the tournament. Thank you to all of the committee members and volunteers. Emily Mhyre, Pat Wiemer, Pat Smith, Trudy Jarratt, Gayle Maggio, Sheryll Shimata, Dalton Spooner — with Mary Giambalvo and Sylvia Dodd. We raised $45,000.00 for research of ovarian cancer.
The fundraising effort was very successful and lots of fun was had by everyone. We can't wait until next year!
Below is a thank you note from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
I am looking at your donation filled with absolute gratitude for al that you have done for ovarian cancer research and awareness through your golf tournament. We are incredibly grateful your support, passion, enthusiasm, and all your invaluable efforts that truly are saving lives.
We just have to get that test and generate that awareness so that we can prevent others going through what your sister, my mom, and all too many others we know suffered through.
Feel absolutely blessed for your support. We will be sure to keep you posted on any ovarian cancer developments.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Community Relations & Development
Photos from the 2013 golf tournament:
We were privileged to honor our U.S. Marine Wounded Warrior Regiment. "Semper Fi"
(note: below is our letter about the tournament, if you missed it but would still like to donate to help fund early detection of ovarian cancer click the link at the top of the page, or read below.)
If you thought you could perhaps help some of the 70% of women (wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters) currently diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late to be saved, would you do it?
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of the gynecological cancers, causing more deaths in the U.S. each year than all other gynecological cancers combined. The five-year survival rate is over 90% and long-term prognosis is good for those women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Stage 1.
But only 30% of women diagnosed are still in Stage 1. The Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization, Inc., a nonprofit, was created on the Central California Coast to raise research funds and spread the word about the importance of early detection for ovarian cancers.
Now you can help increase the chances that women will benefit from early detection and that research break-throughs for ovarian cancer will emerge. The Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization is establishing its first outreach effort and fundraiser. An estimated 25,000 Central Coast women will be educated about the benefits of early detection of ovarian cancer through promotion of the event. Net proceeds from the inaugural fundraiser will benefit Cedars-Sinai ovarian research. Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in research supporting early detection of women’s cancers.
The Second Annual “Ovarian Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament”, hosted by the Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization, will take place Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Monarch Dunes Golf Course. We ask that you consider helping us increase the number of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in time for effective treatment. Please consider a donation to the Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization or a sponsorship for the Second Annual Ovarian Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament.
Sharon Rude, President