July 21, 2009– Maryland National Golf Club is hosting a Rally for the Cure® Nine Hole golf Outing on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Rally for the Cure is the largest grassroots program that includes golf, tennis and dining events created to support the promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and spread the message that early detection saves lives. More than 1.5 million people have participated in Rally for the Cure events across the nation since its inception in 1996. This will be Maryland National Golf Club’s first Rally for the Cure event.
Maryland National Golf Club has participants registered for the Rally for the Cure event and invites the public to take part. Participants need to register by August 3 by calling Sherree Lance at 301-371-0000 ext. 102. Day of Event registration will be at 5 PM followed by a shotgun start of 9 holes of golf at 5:30 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the event and each participant will receive a goody bag with important Komen breast health information, and other Rally items plus a one-year subscription to select Condé Nast magazines such as SELF, Golf Digest and Bon Appétit.
“We are proud to open our facility and host a Rally for the Cure event. The event is a fun way for us to bring together our golfers and the community to support an important cause while playing a sport they are passionate about,” states Steve Miller, Head Golf Professional at Maryland National Golf Club.
The mission of Rally for the Cure has been to emphasize the importance of early detection in the successful treatment of breast cancer and to support the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. According to Komen for the Cure, each year breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35-54, and the disease also accounts for more than 75% of all cancer deaths in women 55 years of age and older.
“”The success of Rally is attributed to volunteer ambassadors like, Steve Miller and Sherree Lance, who have said ‘Yes we can have a Rally at our club’. It is their enthusiasm, energy and support we value in our commitment to support Susan G. Komen,” says Diane Perillo, Program Manager, Rally for the Cure.
Since 1996 Komen has received over $45 million from Rally events to support their mission. Rally for the Cure® is based in Wilton, Connecticut. For further information about the Maryland National Golf Club Rally event, contact Sherree Lance at 301-371-0000 ext 102 or to host a Rally event of your own call 800.327.6811 or visit the website: http://www.rallyforthecure.com.