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Breast Cancer Awareness Scramble to be held Oct. 6

The Honeywell Golf Course and the Ladies Golf Association (LGA) are hosting the third annual Honeywell Breast Cancer Awareness Scramble for men and women on Sunday, Oct. 6.  The event begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and concludes with a meal for all players.  The scramble is a fundraiser to raise awareness of the importance of mammograms in the fight against breast cancer.  Proceeds will go to the Wabash County Hospital Foundation’s Mammogram Charity Fund.  This fund provides free mammograms and radiology readings for qualifying, low-income women who live in Wabash County.  

Lana Garber is a member of LGA, and is assisting Mel Thomas, of the Honeywell Golf Course, in coordinating the event.  Garber states, “Choosing to give our proceeds to the Mammogram Charity Fund allows us to directly help women in our own county.  Statistics show that breast cancer has touched nearly every family in our county. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and an ideal time for golfers, both men and women, to play in a scramble for this great cause.”

Ronda Fishback, a Wabash County breast cancer survivor, recently shared her experience with the help of the WCH Foundation’s Mammogram Charity Fund.  She said, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 48.  My cancer was found on a routine mammogram.  Five months before my treatment ended, my husband’s job was terminated. Because of my pre-existing condition, I could not get insurance. When it was time for my yearly mammogram, my neighbor told me to contact the WCH Foundation.  Wabash is very fortunate to have this service available to women who might otherwise put off having a mammogram because of financial difficulties or no medical insurance.  I urge every woman over 40 to get a yearly mammogram.  The key to saving lives is early detection.  I believe it saved my life, and it can save yours, too.  Please don’t let the cost of a mammogram keep you from getting screened. The hospital foundation will help you.”

Men and women, beginners and experienced golfers are welcomed.

To register, please call Mel Thomas at the Honeywell Golf Course clubhouse at 260-563-8663 by Oct 1.  Players are asked to make their own foursomes.  Walk-in team registration will be accepted the day of the scramble on an as available basis.

Posted on 2013 Sep 24