Rally for the Cure tournament held at Villas Crossing
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The Villas Crossing Golf Course and Classy Ladies' Red Hatters of Walnutport held their Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure Fundraising Golf Tournament recently in South Tamaqua. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen or SGK, is an organization supporting breast cancer research. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has raised over $1.5 billion for research, education and health services, making it the largest breast cancer charity in the world. Today, Komen for the Cure is recognized as the leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer, with more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 125 U.S. and international affiliates. The tournament also included food, prizes, and awards. The Classy Ladies' Red Hatters of Walnutport donated $1,000 to Susan G. Komen Rally For The Cure. Pictured from left are Jeanette Spadt, Queen Mum; Allison Mendola, Special Events Coordinator for the NEPA Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure; Flo Schiffert, Greeter; and "Lady Chatterbox" MaryAnn Barrall, Vice Queen. The Red Hatters also raised an additional $1,000 to be donated during the Catherine Boulay Foundation 5K Run-Walk Family Fun Day scheduled September 18 in the Lehigh Valley Parkway to support cancer patients. Go to www.JourneyThroughCancer.com for more information about the walk. Team members Roger Spate, Robert Allesch, Joe Mitchell, and Nathan Kemmery showed off their breast cancer awareness spirit via their colorful shorts and shirts.