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Women aim for cancer cure

Luke Graham

Despite light drizzles and overcast skies, 39 women showed up for the sixth annual Rally for a Cure golf tournament.

“They came in looking like drowned rats but they were smiling,” organizer Susan Utzinger said. “I don’t think they even knew it was raining.”

The proceeds of the event supported the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Moffat County Cancer Society.

This year there were 10 teams of ladies who competed in a four-person scramble style tournament.

This year’s winners were a team comprised of Beth Cooney, Ella Curtis, Colleen Gish and Jamie Pearce.

Cooney, a cancer survivor, said while it is always nice to win, the tournament is about getting women together who share a bond.

“It’s not a matter of winning, it’s a matter of playing in the tournament and donating,” she said. “It’s just a great tournament and important to me to be able to play and donate to a fund.”

While it rained all day, the ladies still had a good time.

“It turned out to be a nice tournament and was for such a great cause,” Cooney said.

The 39 participants this year were one shy of the record set last year. With the weather, Utzinger said she was happy with the turnout.

“The rain didn’t dampen the ladies’ spirits at all,” she said. “It was nice to have a lot of ladies coming together to play for a good cause.”

While Utzinger puts in a lot of time to organize the tournament, the outcome is the most important part.

“I think what I like is it makes them feel good,” she said. “I see them enjoy it so much, it is so worthwhile and fun to do. It takes some time and effort get this together but when I see a result like this, it is really gratifying.”

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