Fore….somes to help fight breast cancer with Carmel golf scramble

Carole Steffel and Dottie Strano are in charge of the fundraiser. (Staff photo)

Carole Steffel and Dottie Strano are in charge of the fundraiser. (Staff photo)

By Dawn Pearson

The Women’s 18-Hole Golf League of Brookshire Golf Club is looking for “drivers” to help tee up funds for the fight against breast cancer.

This year’s “Let’s Hear It For The Girls” fifth annual Rally for the Cure golfing event for the Susan G. Komen, Indiana Chapter, will be July 15 at Brookshire Golf Club, and will include meals, prizes, raffles and many other surprises.

Co-chairs of the shotgun start golf adventure are Carole Steffel and Dottie Strano and are hoping for a great turnout this year. There will teams of four at $65 each for a total of $260 per team. The game will be a four woman scramble.

“Our event will have many fun aspects including great prizes, raffles, a 50/50 breakfast, lunch, gifts for closest to the pin shots and the longest drives,” Strano said. “And there will be a prize for whoever wears the most pink.”

Diane Perillo, program manager for Rally for the Cure, said, “It is a grassroots organization that works to spread awareness about breast cancer and early detection through golf, tennis and dining events. Thanks to women’s golf leagues, Rally can continue to empower people to spread the life-saving message of early detection in their communities.”

Rally has been supporting Komen’s commitment to awareness as the first step in eliminating breast cancer since 1996. Money generated through fundraising activates at Rally events, like this event at Brookshire Golf Club, have produced more than $70 million and counting for Komen.

“We have collected anywhere from $1,600 to $2,500 each year,” Strano said. “We are hoping to make this year a record high.”

And league member Nancy Shaw is working on recruiting more members.

“We are trying to increase membership for support and growth by increased participation,” Shaw said. “We are looking to add new sponsors as well.”

And anyone can participate in their efforts by sponsoring a golf course hole for $175 to demonstrate support.

The registration deadline is June 30 and forms can be picked up at Brookshire Golf Club, 12120 Brookshire Parkway in Carmel or by emailing Strano at or Steffel at

“We want, and need as many people to participate in this wonderful cause for breast cancer,” Shaw said.

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