A golf tournament in Boissevain that raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society is growing in popularity.
The 5th Annual Funds for the Cure took place Monday and attracted about 100 people.
Angie Armstrong-Harper helps coordinate the tournament and she was thrilled with response to this year’s golfing fund raising program. “We had 27 teams and that is up from last year so that’s a good sing for the event.”
Armstrong-Harper says they did more advertising and used more social media to get the word out about the tournament. The day included the golf, fund raising draws and the meal.
"The afternoon is always packed but we have lots of room on the morning draw to get more people out” said Armstrong-Harper.
Organizers says prior to expenses they will bring in more than $10,000. “All the money goes to the Canadian Cancer Society and we have the opportunity to choose where it goes and last year we donated $6,500 to brain cancer research and the government matched that amount so we were able to donate $13,000 so that was really nice and we hoping for a similar amount this year.”
Armstrong-Harper says they haven’t discussed where this year’s money will go but organizers try to choose a cancer where it has hit home for one of them.