Pink Tee event aimed at raising money to beat breast cancer

LAS VEGAS (CLASS) – Our community has raised more than $77,000 to support local breast cancer patients from the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Southern Highlands Golf Club hosted the annual Ladies Pink Tee Charitable Golf Tournament to help local breast cancer patients in the fight of a lifetime.

“When someone is diagnosed, it’s a tragic, horrible situation and many don’t know where to turn, so they turn to The Caring Place,” said Stephanie Parker, vice president of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The Caring Place offers cancer support groups, as well as healing arts and wellness therapies for adults diagnosed with cancer.

“A lot of the clients come to us now, needing support groups and individualized counseling, so those services have grown tremendously over time,” Parker added.

The Caring Place is served by the NCCF, which has been helping children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses for nearly three decades. The nonprofit expanded seven years ago to include adults diagnosed with cancer.

And it’s often exaggerated at the annual “Pink Tee” event. There is a very competitive lip sync competition followed by golf, loads of fantastic raffle items, shopping and food. 100% of the money raised goes to life-saving services.

“Our partnership with The Caring Place is extremely special, not just for us, but for the entire community,” said Jason Cheney, General Manager of Southern Highlands Golf Club.

The hope is that one day there would be a cure for breast cancer.

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