JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The 11th annual Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday. Golfers teed off at the Jonesboro Country Club to drive home the need for a cure for cancer.
Jonesboro resident Christy Appleton said this is her fourth year to participate in the tournament. She said that it's not only fun, but a great way for women to come together.
“Women are supporting each other and breast cancer is such a prevalent issue with all of us and we're all concerned about it. It effects our friends, our sisters, our mothers, and ourselves,” Appleton said. “So, it's a wonderful cause to come and support.”
Pat Cain from Marion came out to support the event because she knows first hand what it means to need support. She found a lump on March 31, and is almost 3 months out from her surgery.
"We all need to support each other. Whether it's breast cancer or any other illness. Whether it's terminal or not, we need friends," Cain said.
The Tournament has raised over $200,000 in the past 11 years. That money benefits the women of Arkansas for education, screening, and treatment.