Komen golf tournament

The Sea Palms Resort Ladies Golf Association will host the 2018 Coastal Georgia “On Par” to Cure Breast Cancer golf tournament March 26-27 to raise money for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.

The Sea Palms Resort Ladies Golf Association will host the 2018 Coastal Georgia “On Par” to Cure Breast Cancer golf tournament and social later this month to raise money for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.

All proceeds raised at the event will be donated to Komen’s mission to eradicate breast cancer through increased local breast health services and support for national research.

The golf tournament and social will take place March 26-27 at the Brunswick Country Club. The event aims to raise $22,000 this year.

“This is the first time that we’ve had it here, and we think it gives us an opportunity to bring in more of the Brunswick businesses,” said Carol Sabo, a co-chair of the event.

The social will take place March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is open to all. The $10 ticket will include “lite bites” and music by Monique Cothern. There will be a cash bar, a putting contest, raffles and a silent auction.

The 4-person golf scramble will take place March 27. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

The cost to play is $90 per golfer.

“There is a limit of 116 golfers, so they need to let me know if they want to golf as soon as possible,” Sabo said.

The tournament is typically among the largest fundraisers for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.

Komen Coastal Georgia serves nine counties and provides grants to local organizations that offer screenings, mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and other breast health services.

Three-fourths of the money raised by Komen Coastal Georgia will stay in the office’s nine-county service area, said Julie Schwartz, the mission outreach coordinator for Komen Coastal Georgia.

In 2017, the local Komen office in Savannah provided grants to Southeast Georgia Health System’s “Mammograms in Motion” program and to Coastal Community Health Services.

Every month, 12 women in Komen Coastal Georgia’s service area are diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, and five women will die, according to Komen.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

If breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

Since Komen Coastal Georgia’s inception in 2006, the organization has invested more than $2.7 million in local community programs.

One-fourth of the money Komen raises goes toward national research for a cure.

Komen’s work would not be possible without support from groups like the Sea Palms Resort Ladies Golf Association, Schwartz said.

The tournament was previously known as the SPLGA Rally for the Cure and has been held for the past 14 years at Sea Palms Resort and Golf Club.

The event is volunteer-run and items for the silent auction are donated to minimize administrative costs and maximize the donation that will be made to Komen.

Those wishing to participate in the golf tournament, attend the social or sign on as a sponsor can contact Sabo by calling 912-634-6867 or by emailing carol_sabo@hotmail.com.

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