This year, with overwhelming support from members, staff and management, representatives from the Tumble Brook Country Club presented Komen Connecticut with a check for $95,000 raised through the annual ‘Play for a Cure’ golf tournament, now in its fifteenth year. This most recent installment brings the event’s fifteen year fundraising total to over $1.33 Million, which Komen Connecticut invests in national breast cancer research and local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs across the state.
The tournament was founded in 1997 by Tumble Brook
member Diane Greenfield after losing a close friend to breast cancer. What began as 18 holes of golf for charity has truly blossomed under the leadership of Greenfield and the volunteer committee and the generosity of Tumble Brook’s passionate membership. The event, held this past June, now has something for everyone - golf, tennis and card tournaments ran throughout the day, with a raffle, live and silent auctions taking place during dinner. The event was sold out, with yet another incredible show of support by the club’s members.
“We are thrilled to announce that we have raised $95,000 this year. I am constantly in awe of the generosity and support of our membership. We truly couldn’t do this without each one of them,” Greenfield said. “Tumble Brook and its members are committed to Komen Connecticut and the fight against breast cancer. We also like our members to know the local impact of their donations and how much their support is appreciated.”
Anne Morris, Executive Director of Komen Connecticut accepted this year’s check with tears in her eyes. “Year after year the Tumble Brook community comes through for the underserved women of Connecticut, and their dedication and support of this cause is truly saving lives across our state,” Morris said. “I cannot thank the Tumble Brook members, staff and management enough for their unwavering commitment to the local fight against breast cancer- especially on behalf of the women across Connecticut that will receive free services because of their efforts.”
For each of the past three years, Komen Connecticut has made over $1 Million in community grants to local organizations providing lifesaving services for women in need across our state. Komen Connecticut relies on the support of the local community to continue investing in cutting-edge research and local breast cancer programs for Connecticut women and their families.