Pink On The Links To Rasie Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

Hundreds of ladies in pink hit the links at Meadow Springs country club in Richland  for the 19th annual Susan G Komen rally for the cure fundraising golf tournament.     

Organizers don't have an exact count on how much they rasied they but in years past they have made about $20,000 and they are expecting this year to be about the same.

Many of the ladies at the event are breast cancer survivors themselves, and when people were asked to raise their hands if they knew a cancer survivor every single hand in the room went up.

After an afternoon of golf, or bridge for the non golfers, there was a lunch and raffle of various items.

Then the ladies release pink ballons in honor of survivors or those who have lost the battle with breast cancer.

Bev Johnston, a breast cancer survivor of 12 years, has participated in the golf tournament every year since it started.

Johnston said this fundraiser is meaningful for survivors like herself but it also gives future cancer patients hope.

"The gathering of women who have been there, done that and survived," Johnston said. "It gives younger people hope that if they get this wretched thing to survive it and go on to be a healthy human being and role model for younger women."

Most of the money raised goes to Susan G Komen and will stay in Eastern Washington.

The ladies also decided to donate a portion this year to the tri cities cancer center to make sure some money was staying right here in the Tri-Cities.