Date: 9/25/2010

Golfers Tee Up for Community Cancer Research Foundation

Golf committee members (left to right) Fay Donovan, Jan Heaney and Corrine Beavers organize an annual event at Briar Ridge Country Club raising funds for the Community Cancer Research Foundation.

Members of Briar Ridge Country Club have chipped in for a good cause: cancer research. The Club held its second annual Golf for a Cure on August 15 with $2,608 of the proceeds earmarked for the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster.

The golf fund raiser was organized to honor cancer survivors who are members of Briar Ridge Country Club, and as a memorial of those who have died, said Fay Donovan, Golf for a Cure committee member.

“Before we reorganized our golf outing, we participated in Rally for the Cure®, a national grassroots program that works to spread awareness about breast health and breast cancer. Proceeds from our event were sent to the national organization,” explained Donovan. “But after discussing our options, we found we could keep the proceeds here close to home, and fund research locally.”

Another Golf for a Cure committee member, Corinne Beavers, said she received treatment locally and knew others would appreciate it if the funding went to the Community Cancer Research Foundation.

“We all know someone with or who has battled cancer,” Beavers said, “There were a couple of ladies here and employees, too, at Briar Ridge with breast cancer. Our friend Carolyn Teibel was a member who died from cancer. We miss her and wanted to honor her memory.”

Jan Heaney said that the club’s membership was very receptive to the donations going to the Community Cancer Research Foundation to advance cancer prevention in the community.

Work being done by the Research Foundation advances the detection, diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention of cancer. Through the Foundation’s efforts, residents have access to clinical research trials from around the globe, close to home in their own neighborhood.

Community Cancer Research Foundation links patients with research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other major research cooperatives worldwide. The three hospitals of Community Healthcare System — Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart - offer patients access to research for prevention and/or treatment for every stage of breast cancer, from Ductal Carcinoma In Situ or DCIS (considered a Stage 0 Breast Cancer) to advanced disease. The Foundation also offers patient access to research for the prevention and/or treatment of lung, prostate, skin and colon cancers, lymphoma, adult leukemia and multiple myeloma.

For more information about the Community Cancer Research Foundation, visit