Fundraiser Held to Benefit Breast Cancer Research and Telluride Medical Center Preventive Health Fund
More than 100 locals came together this past Monday for the 13th annual Play for P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Telluride Medical Center Foundation.
Play for P.I.N.K (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology and Knowledge) uses lifestyle and sporting events to raise funds. All proceeds from the golf tournament go directly to the two charities.
Before Monday’s event, Play for P.I.N.K. had raised $139k for breast cancer research and over $170k for health initiatives at the Telluride Medical Center.
Kate Wadley, director of the Telluride Medical Center Foundation is still tallying this year’s numbers but expects this year has set a new fundraising record for the annual event.
“We’re so grateful to all involved — from our host, the Telluride Ski & Golf Club to the volunteers, sponsors and golfers. It’s an honor and truly humbling to raise money for such important causes,” said Wadley.
In the past, revenue from the Play for P.I.N.K. event have helped to fund discounted services for underserved populations and medical equipment like a fetal monitor and an audiometer.