The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will be hosting the 1st Annual Cathy's Project Charity Golf Tournament Monday, September 26, 2016. The event will take place at the Eagle's Bluff Country Club at 700 Eagles Bluff Boulevard in Bullard, Texas.

The cost to participate is $350 for a foursome, $100 for an individual, $30 for dinner only, and $50 for a dedication flag. Fees include the use of golf carts; a hole-in-one Rolex, sponsored by Susan Robinson Jewelry; a closest-to-the-pin prize, sponsored by BMW of Tyler, longest drive men/women sponsored by Swann’s Furniture, and dinner.

Registration will open at noon, and the shotgun start will be at 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration for the event is required by September 19, 2016.

“We are excited about this event and the opportunity to raise awareness about ovarian cancer,” said Sarah Harris, NOCC Dallas/Forth Worth Chapter Manager. “There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so education and awareness are currently our best defense against this disease.”

This event is being held in memory of Cathy VanAntwerp, a longtime golfing member of both Eagle's Bluff and Emerald Bay Golf Clubs, who fought bravely for over four years and eventually lost her battle with ovarian cancer last July. Before her passing, Cathy and her husband partnered with the NOCC to launch an Earlier Awareness Initiative.

The vision of this initiative is to promote earlier awareness about symptoms and earlier conversations with healthcare professionals."We are looking forward to hosting this event for many years to come," said Harris. "It is a beautiful way to honor and remember Cathy, while raising funds for such an important cause."

To register go to www.nocc.kintera.org/cathysgolf. For more information about the 1st Annual Cathy's Project Charity Golf Tournament, email cathysprojectgolf@ovarian.org, call 903-520-6525 or visit the Facebook page Cathy’s Project Golf Tournament.

About the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Since its inception in 1991, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding research in support of women, families, and communities touched by ovarian cancer.

NOCC is well-established as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer, and remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.
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