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2015 In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer 378Well today I finally met with Avery and Ashleigh of Ovarian Cancer Canada to finally finalize our 2015 “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament held at Ayren Links Golf Course and I was able to present them a cheque from the tournament for $8,150. I am sure they must have been thinking we would never be able to catch up with each other, but  how fantastic it was to be able to give them another wonderful donation from this little tournament. When we added in the online donations of $1,050 PLUS the offline donations of $1,195 the grand total this tournament made for Ovarian Cancer Canada was $10,395 ! There were high fives all around! I know Avery was elated, as today was her last day with this Ovarian Cancer Canada group because she was heading to Whitehorse to finally meet up with her hubby! What a great guy he must be to have put up with such a long time in this long distance relationship as newly weds! The sacrifices they make for Cause! The people of Whitehorse don’t realize what a cracker jack volunteer they are getting in Avery but it won’t be long until they do!

Prepping for 4th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer

Prepping for 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer

Special thanks to our fantastic caterer, Dee’s Harvest Table, to sponsors The Castle Cellar, Archibald’s Orchards, Ayren Links, Municipal of Clarington Social Committee, Veridian, Algoma Orchards, The Old Newcastle House, Covanta, Brightstar Newcastle Group, Palmieri’s No Frills, Ivan B Wallace OLS, Gay Construction, Kaitlin Group, Shoppers Drug Mart Newcastle, Syvan Developments, St. Mary’s Cement, Walsh’s SNUG, Newcastle Recycling Ltd.Without you we could not begin to do what we do for Ovarian Cancer Canada!

A special thank you too, to all the businesses that contributed Silent Auction items… as a successful Silent Auction is truly where we have the most fun raising these funds! Thanks again to all of you special people! Way to many to name here but lets just say that many small businesses in our little communities truly show just how generous they are for the Cause and why I love to call this area my home!

A personal THANK YOU to the volunteers that come out no matter what the weather is (and Lord knows this year was like golfing in November, not May!) it goes without saying how invaluable you all are to me and the success of this tournament.

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Our cumulative total for our short 5 years doing this is now over $50,000

Ovarian Cancer Canada has advised me they will now keep the “donation page” open for us to be able to donate through the year so if you want to donate when someone passes away for example, you will be able to go to our website, http://www.inthefaceofanangel.ca and donate through their secure page that is linked to this and donate without any concerns. You will also be able to take advantage and donate using your visa/mc or amex on a monthly plan if it is easier for you. Along with all the other options, you can’t beat that option now can you!?

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I am humbled by your continued generosity. The true winner in all of this is Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Outreach and Research programs they are able to provide with this funding to the hundreds of women in need of this support in our communities.

Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Hail does not deter the women who continue to golf in this tournament! Each and every one of them are troopers who play not only for the love of the game but for the Cause. Thank You Ladies for another super year and as you prepare to put your clubs away for this season, think back and remember it was each and every one of you who helped achieve this remarkable goal and for that I am forever grateful. See you May 29th, 2016 for our 6th “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament! Save the date,won’t you?

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My Mom, Bernice,             Feb. 2, 1930 – May 29, 2008

 

 

 

 


I just wanted to once again say THANK YOU!! to all of you who braved the elements and hung in there to play in our 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament! You truly are troopers who play for the CAUSE!

I have to say how upset I was when I realized I had not thanked my good friend, Jackie Foxall of The Castle Cellar, Newcastle for donating the lunch wine for all you ladies to enjoy! Once again, Jackie goes to the wall for our tournament and does so without hesitation. I really don’t even need to ask her to help, she just does…Jackie is just one of those amazing ladies! We are so glad she is so dedicated to this CAUSE and we have her on our TEAM! If you get a chance to go into The Castle Cellar stop by and say hi to Jackie, she always has the time to chat with you no matter how busy she might be!

Today was an awesome day! Yes, it was cold and rainy and the true winners of the day were Ovarian Cancer Canada! Ovarian Cancer Canada has no government funding for its work and relies heavily on people like you and me to do our part raising funds for their Research and Outreach Programs. Avery Morris, one of Ovarian Cancers 2 Fundraising Chair persons in all of Canada, came to show their gratitude and to meet one of the greatest fundraising teams they have raising money for them.  Something we can’t stop doing until their really is a cure for Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer Canada would like to start an outreach support group right here in Clarington as there is none at the moment and one is needed desperately. I would like to help with getting this off the ground for them to move forward with this much needed group!

Avery was impressed by how committed all the ladies that were there  today were to this cause and for that I thank all of you once again! I only hope that this years weather did not put anyone off for raising much needed awareness and funds for next year! Yes, there is going to be a next year and I am committed to raising even more funds.

After this year, and having to change venues to Ayren Links Golf, we have different challenges to overcome but Moe and Betty are willing to work with us and help make this even more successful next year so I am sure we can work out the “kinks” and make that happen…I just hope we can count on you to return and maybe even bring your friends. Not many courses will close to other business in order to have a tournament take place on a Sunday, but Moe and Betty did just that and for Charity are willing to take us on again. Keep it in mind…you’ll be hearing more from me as we get closer but remember this…the 6th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer will take place in 2016 somewhere in Clarington on MAY 29th and that is  the actual date my Mom passes away on what will be her 8th anniversary.

Sandy and Fred Archibald of Archibald’s Estate Winery have offered to let us come back to their location to have our dinner, silent auction and wind up once again…it can’t get much better than that!

The online donation key will remain active and in place on our site so if you can pass the word to everyone you know to donate even a few dollars 2015 could be a banner year for us all involved with the 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel. Can you help make that happen by telling everyone to go to http://inthefaceofanangel.ca and making that donation? Challenge your work colleagues, your family and friends and see who can “beat” who…I dare you!

I will be posting the pictures and updating from this years tournament in a couple of days, once we have worked out all the details, for all of you to enjoy and maybe even chuckle over the antics of your team and others.

Stay tuned…and thanks again for a wonderful day!

Until next time…..

 



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