WGA Relay for Life Raises $4,030 to Fight Cancer
Residents of the Lions Head South community raised over $4,000 for the American Cancer Society with a Relay for Life fundraiser on October 8, 2022. About 50 people participated in the mile-long walk around the community, with many others supporting the Relay with donations.
The Lions Head Country Club Women’s Golf Association (WGA) organized the walk. WGA officers met at the beginning of the year to plan events and an idea was presented to hold the walk to remember members lost to cancer as well as those survivors who are part of the Country Club and the Lions Head South community. The last time a Relay for Life was held in LHS was seven years ago.
“The WGA thanks all the residents of LHS and their family and friends for graciously donating to our American Cancer Society Walk. You helped us earn $4,030 to fight this dreadful disease,” said Co-chair Lee Scaturro.
WGA President, Bea Scanlon said, “It is a pleasure to be a WGA member. This is a small group of powerful women who can accomplish all things. The Cancer walk is just one event that we declare a success over the years. Thank you to all who donated, walked and especially the Chairs, Lee Scaturro, Pat Gail and Iris Mahoney.”
Crystal Figueroa, Associate Director of Community Development for the Northeast Region of the American Cancer Society, was present at the event to provide support. She accepted the donation from the committee and thanked the group for their support of the American Cancer Society. She said that because this event was organized and carried out locally as a private event, 100% of the funds would go to support the society’s mission to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Learn more at cancer.org.