Local nonprofit to host “Swing for Cancer” golf tournament
Aug. 19 — The Northern California Cancer Advocates are planning a fun day of recreation to raise money for cancer patients in Lassen and Plumas counties. The local nonprofit organization will be hosting a “Swing for Cancer” golf tournament, as well as a 5K run/walk Saturday, Aug. 31.
The organization was founded by director and six-year cancer survivor, Rachelle Surian. Its mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals in the community who are battling cancer. Surian says she was inspired to start the organization by all of the support she received from the community during her battle with cancer and her work with other nonprofit organizations. Surian saw the need for an organization that would support those battling cancer specifically in Lassen and Plumas counties.
“I felt like we needed something local that could just stay in our community,” she said.
All proceeds from the “Swing for Cancer” golf tournament and 5K will benefit those fighting cancer in Lassen and Plumas counties.
The 5K run/walk will begin and end at Diamond Mountain Golf Course in Susanville. Check-in for the 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 8:30. Participants must pre-register by Monday, Aug. 26.
The golf tournament will also take place at Diamond Mountain Golf Course and begins at 10:30 a.m. Foursomes will play a scramble format and awards will be given for men’s and women’s team scores, as well as individual feats. Entry fees include greens fees, carts, dinner and a tee prize.
There will be a dinner after the tournament at around 4 p.m. where a variety of prizes will be awarded, as well as raffle prizes and an auction. According to Surian, raffle prizes include guns, golf rounds, wine baskets and much more. Individuals can attend the dinner without participating in the 5K or golf tournament, but must pay a small fee.
For more information, call Phil Bertanzoni at 251-2175.