- You don't have to look far to find someone who's either battled or been defeated by breast cancer.
But one group is using golf to raise awareness and hopefully eliminate this illness.
Welcome to the third annual Trout Lake Golf Club Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Golf Pro, Mike Osborne describes it,
"Well what this is, is it's to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The big thing that we're doing is that all the money we raise for breast cancer, stays here in Minocqua at the Marshfield Clinic."
Keeping the money in town is important to players like Gloria Johnson, "Sometimes when you're doing breast cancer benefits, you don't know where the money is going."
And having it stay in the Northwoods to help people like Elaine Hoth matters, "I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. I was lucky it was early stage breast cancer."
Now that Hoth has beaten breast cancer, she's rallying a crowd for the cause, "I enlisted my pals here to join me today, because breast cancer is obviously an important cause to me."
It doesn't matter what the score is when you come into the clubhouse at the end of the day. It's a win for everyone because they're helping to beat breast cancer.
Johnson agrees, "Of course it's nice to win and they have a lot of benefits on the green. Maybe at least one of us will come forward, but the main thing is to support breast cancer research."
Osborne says they're bringing in quite the scores when it comes to funds raised, "The first year we ran this we raised $2,500. The second year we raised $5,000. This year our goal is $7,500, which I think we've already broke that."
That's something that brings a smile to Johnson's face, "I'm really glad to be here."
Helping turn diagnoses into survival stories one stroke at a time.