Teratia Welch began organizing Rally for the Cure events nearly seven years ago when she became interested in how the National program, which coordinates golf, tennis and other social events to raise money for breast cancer education and research, could help her give back after seeing several family members battle cancer.
“The information they sent was really helpful, so I decided to give it a shot to see how well we could do with it,” Teratia said. “The first year it rained and I had around 16 people play in it, but as people have talked about it and we began advertising more, the event continued to grow.”
This year’s event, held on June 21, included 79 golfers and six volunteers (and a really fun cake – see below!)and featured an 18-hole golf scramble on the Foxfire golf club course, with skill events of closest to the pin, longest putt and longest drive. Teratia and her volunteers awarded prizes to the top three teams and for the skill events.
“Before the golf began we sold Mulligan’s to players as well as took pictures of each team. During lunch we had a breast cancer survivor set up the Lia Sophia jewelry that she sells and 15 percent of sales were donated back to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” Teratia said.
As Teratia mentioned, Rally for the Cure employees help organize the event and provide a toolkit to ensure the event is as seamless as possible. Participants pay an entry fee of $20, which includes event favors, breast health information and a subscription to a select Conde Nast magazine.
“Rally headquarters really tries to make the event as simple for you as possible,” Teratia said.
Thanks to Teratia for hosting such a wonderful event!
Organizers, like Teratia, can send the proceeds from the event to the Columbus Affiliate to support local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. Start organizing your own Rally event today.