Governor’s Club Women’s Golf Association

The odds of making a hole in one in a given round of golf are about 1 in 12,000. The odds of getting cancer in your lifetime are about 1 in 3.

Govenor's Club The Governor’s Club Women’s Golf Association of Chapel Hill, NC, put their golf game and organizing skills to work to support UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mission – making a difference for cancer patients and their families through world-class research, treatment and outreach.  More than 170 golfers and non-golfers participated in a tournament and luncheon event, which featured a presentation on aging and cancer by UNC Lineberger associate director Ned Sharpless, MD.

“This is the 14th year of our event, and this year we decided we wanted to keep the proceeds local,” said Donna Galer, who with Ginny Ware and Sharon Livingston formed the organizing committee for the club’s event.

UNC Lineberger received almost $10,000 for the event.  “By giving the funds directly to local charities, including UNC Lineberger and Cornucopia House, we can maximize the impact,” Livingston added.

“It was great to hear about research here in our backyard,” said Elston Miles, who is current president of the association.  “Event participants were so eager to ask Dr. Sharpless questions that we had to bring the luncheon to a close or we would have been there all afternoon!”

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