Tournament raised money for cancer patients

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The fourth annual Golf for the Girls golf tournament was Saturday at Marion Country Club, and it raised $7,900 for breast cancer patients.

Organizer Tamara Christiansen said 72 people played in the tournament. Proceeds from the first tournament were given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, but Christiansen is working to establish a local foundation to assist families with the expenses of treating breast cancer.

“I feel like everybody knows someone who has cancer,” she said.

The amount raised has increased every year since starting with $2,300 raised in 2010, Christiansen said. A silent auction and “mulligan” sales add to the amount raised by entry fees.

The Wichita area chapter of Guardians of the Ribbon visited the tournament and brought its pink fire truck, which is covered with messages honoring cancer patients and survivors. Saturday afternoon Sandy and Tayle Black wrote on the truck in honor of Sandy’s mother, who is a breast cancer survivor: “Grandma Good AKA Nancy Good.”

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