Golf outing nets $10K for breast cancer research

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

VERNON-Crystal Springs Resort was an official site of “Celebrating 10 Years of Touching Lives”-Rally For A Cure® 2005, presented by Golf For Women magazine. The breast cancer awareness campaign includes the nation’s largest grassroots women’s golf program. This is the first year Crystal Springs took part in the event, which included a par three challenge on all six resort golf courses, plus a $5 donation for every paid round that day. The event raised $10,000 and on Oct. 11 a check was presented to Deborah Belfato, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. “We extend our sincere thanks to the participants and sponsors for their generous donations, and to all those involved who contributed to the event’s success, including the volunteers, our staff and especially the DeJulia family.” said Art Walton, vice president of golf operations at Crystal Springs. “This amazing achievement for such a worthy cause could not have been done without them.” John DeJulia, employee of Crystal Springs, organized the event and dedicated the day in memory of his sister, Karen Bartholomew DeJulia, who died from breast cancer last year. The Komen Foundation was Karen’s favorite charity. “The Komen Foundation motto is ‘Make A Difference,’ and that day we certainly did,” said DeJulia. Since its inception in 1996, nearly 1,000,000 golfers have taken to the nation’s fairways to participate in a Rally For A Cure® event, raising more tha $16 million. The mission of the events has been to emphasize the importance of early detection in the successful treatment of breast cancer and to support the research goals of the Komen Foundation. According to the Komen Foundation, each year breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35-54, and the disease also accounts for more than 75% of all cancer deaths in women 55 years of age and older. For information, call 800-327-6811 or visit online at