10th Annual Indian Tree Rally for the Cure is on Par to Raise $20,000
Indian Tree Rally for the Cure will celebrate its 10th anniversary later this month. During the years, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help low-income people get quality breast health care.
After Ann Wolta Blackstone got breast cancer for a second time in 2009, she decided it was time to get more involved with Susan G. Komen® Colorado. Wolta Blackstone had been a Denver Race for the Cure® participant since the ‘90s, but she felt compelled to do more.
“After facing a mastectomy and chemo, in 2009, I wanted to give back and help others,” Wolta Blackstone said.
As an LPGA teaching professional at Indian Tree Golf Course, the Rally for the Cure® seemed like a natural choice for Wolta Blackstone.
Indian Tree Rally for the Cure has made a community impact of more than $100,000 since 2009. The funds help Komen Colorado support local non-profits that provide mammograms, diagnostic testing, and treatment for people who otherwise could not afford these services.
“My motto has been to live, laugh, love and learn, and I am so excited that I am able to give back and help others,” Wolta Blackstone said.
The event typically sells out with more than 30 teams that participate in the 18-hole and par 3 events. They are greeted by a tu-tu-wearing Wolta Blackstone in her “boob mobile.” Golfers can take part in activities along the course. Afterwards, a luncheon features a silent auction and a heads and tails flip coin game.
This year, 9News’ Steve Staeger, whose mother faced her own breast cancer diagnosis, will emcee the event. Staeger is one of Komen Colorado’s Pink Tie Guys for his efforts in promoting breast cancer education and awareness through his work as a TV news anchor and reporter.
Komen Colorado CEO Dianne Primavera also will speak at this year’s event. Primavera said Rally for the Cure supports Komen Colorado’s efforts to help reduce individuals’ risk of dying from breast cancer.
“It’s the generosity of our extraordinary donors that enable us to meet the breast health care needs of hundreds of Coloradoans each year,” Primavera said.
The rally is Friday, June 22. Get more information about Indian Tree Rally for the Cure.
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