The PRGC, a women's golf tournament benefiting the ACS, focuses on raising awareness of and finding a cure for breast cancer. The event takes place at the City Club Marietta, located at 510 Powder Springs St., with registration and breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.
"Breast cancer is a cause close to my heart," co-chair Ginger King said. "I think it is a cause that touches so many people. It's so near and dear to women."
King said because so many people are affected by breast cancer, support for the cause is great.
In conjunction with the tournament, a Teeing Off Against Breast Cancer Pre-Party, featuring an auction, will be conducted at the PGA Superstore, located at 2911 George Busbee Parkway in Kennesaw, on Sunday, Oct. 3. The free event is open to the public.
This year, the event celebrates honorees from the last 12 years who are active in the community raising awareness for breast cancer. The honorees are Allison Gruehn, Catherine Sanders, Judy Humphries and Paige Pushkin.
"We are dedicated to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer which helps the ACS find a cure for the disease that affects so many women," King said.
The ACS funds cutting edge research, offers the nation's only 24-hour cancer hotline, funds programs that improve quality of life for cancer patients, and offers other resources for cancer patients, she added.
Last year, the PRGC raised more than $70,000. "The tournament enjoys longevity because of the fun aspect," co-chair Lee Freeman said. "The women golfing and the men caddying is a niche that other people are not doing."
"We have a dynamic committee that comes back year after year and wants to improve the event each year," said Freeman who works at the Center for Family Resources. "People, once they play or get hooked into it, want to come back and play."
"Cancer is universal. It touches all of us. It's not just one population or just one group or just one person," she said. "Everybody can relate and has been affected by cancer."
"(PRGC) is a fun way to give back while supporting a very worthy cause," Freeman said.
For more information, call Kim Fendya at (770) 429-0089. To learn more about the American Cancer Society, visit cancer. org.