A special event is coming up next month that will make a difference for people in southeastern Manitoba who are dealing with cancer. 

The Ladies Golf League at Lake of the Sandhills Golf Course in Buffalo Point has found a fun way to raise money for cancer while keeping funds local. 

Lynn Lasook says their annual charity golf tournament will support the Never Alone Cancer Foundation which helps people in our region who are dealing with cancer. 

“They support people and their caregivers dealing with cancer. But we were really interested this year in having our funds stay in southeastern Manitoba. So, the never alone Cancer Foundation, they are a grassroots organization that would support people in their need for different ways.” 

Lasook says the foundation provides support in various ways according to the needs of each individual. 

“For example, if the people were having to travel a far distance to get their chemo treatments, they may support them by giving them gas cards.” 

With the price of fuel continuing to rise, any help paying for transportation costs would go a long way toward making sure people are able to attend their appointments. 

“And the rural area struggles with different needs than perhaps the city,” she adds. “And we live rurally and wanted to support something that would be very local.” 

The Ladies Charity Golf Tournament will take place on July 29th at Lake of the Sandhills Golf Course in Buffalo Point. It is open to all women. 

You can register as a team or individually by contacting the league at loshtourn@gmail.com and Lasook notes they do have room for a few more teams this year. She says that is unusual as the spots are normally filled early on. She points out that this tournament is for ladies only and says women can sign up individually and they will be placed with a team. 

It’s a Texas Scramble format with many fun events planned throughout the day. 

Lasook encourages everyone to consider making a direct donation to the Never Alone Cancer Foundation and help support this charitable organization that is making a difference in southeastern Manitoba.