Breast cancer survivor Cindy Thomsen is a can-do, glass-is-half-full kind of gal. (And the glass is likely to contain a superb red wine.) Komen Orange County is blessed to count her as an advocate. Cindy’s Reds, Whites and Greens, Charity Golf Classic raised $162,000 for our affiliate on July 20 at Sea Cliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. And that donation is more powerful when put into perspective – the golf tournament has donated $887,000 total for the past seven years for breast cancer research and education. Komen OC is the sole beneficiary.
Cindy was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at age 33 and four years later, in June 2002, the disease returned. Having been a very young target for breast cancer, she feels fortunate to have successfully battled the disease twice and credits the improvements in both breast cancer education and diagnostics for her early detection and recovery. To reinforce the importance of early detection, Cindy decided to combine her passion for wine and golf with her inaugural Reds, Whites and Greens Golf Classic.
The day of golf included “Around the World” wine tastings on the course and unique wine packages as part of the silent and live auctions during dinner. For more information, visit www.redswhitesgreens.com.
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