Earlier this month, Tumble Brook Country Club and Diane Greenfield, of West Hartford, presented Susan G. Komen® Southern New England with a check for $75,000, proceeds from the 19th annual Play for a Cure, the club’s members-only event benefiting local breast cancer programs and research. Launched in 1997, the event has raised $1.7 million over the course of its 19-year history. According to organizers, Play for a Cure is the single largest contributor to Komen Southern New England.
“We are humbled by the support of Tumble Brook, its management, and its members each year,” said Lori van Dam, Susan G. Komen Southern New England CEO. “The funds that have been raised over the past 19 years have made a real impact on our neighbors and those residents that are most in need of services and support.”
After losing two friends to breast cancer, Greenfield and the Women’s Golf Committee of Tumble Brook Country Club came up with the concept of “Play for a Cure” and brought it to the club’s Board of Directors for its support. Today, in addition to a golf tournament, Play for a Cure includes a tennis tournament, a card tournament, a tea cup auction and a live auction.
CAP: At Play for a Cure: (l to r) Meg Staubley, Susan G. Komen Southern New England; Lori van Dam, CEO, Komen Southern New England; Diane Greenfield; Denise Delaney, Tumble Brook Country Club; Nicole Marohn, Komen Southern New England; and Nic Haun of Tumble Brook Country Club.