Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:25

Cattlewomen for the Cure raises $49,000 for Ronald McDonald House

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Cattlewomen for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament had a tremendous fundraising effort this year, raising $49,000 for Ronald McDonald House, the group’s 2011 charity of choice.

At their sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament on August 15 at the Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course in Medicine Hat, Cattlewomen for the Cure’s prizes included donations to food banks. This year, $1,000 is being donated to the Maple Creek food bank and $500 to the Nanton food bank.

According to Lyndsay Smith, chairperson of the Cattlewomen for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament, the total of $50,500 raised from the golf tournament clearly illustrates the generosity and caring of cattlewomen and, indeed, everyone involved in the cattle industry across the country.

“Our charity donations over the past six years have risen each year, and this year is no exception,” she says. “And we’re ecstatic that 100 per cent of our $49,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House will go towards helping children in need and their families.”

Smith says Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada was chosen this year as the charity to assist because of its dedication to helping children with serious illnesses or disabilities, and their families. Since its inception in 1982, the charity has awarded more than $67 million in grants to the 12 Ronald McDonald Houses, the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and to many children's charities across Canada.

Each year, the Cattlewomen for the Cure committee choose a charity to donate all proceeds from the tournament. Since the inaugural tournament in 2006, close to $250,000 has been raised for charities, including $31,346 for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, $36,000 for Canadian Prostate Cancer, $40,078 for Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, $44,475 for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, $45,000 for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and this year’s $49,000 to Ronald McDonald House.

Started in 2006, the intent of Cattlewomen for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament is to bring together ladies involved in the Canadian beef industry to generate donations for a charity as well as to network.

To learn more about Cattlewomen for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament, visit the website at

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