Kindness in Real Life: Area women with golf tournament raise money for a personal cause

Ronnie Levine, Cathy Burnett and Charlene Amacher coordinated the 12th annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation golf tournament July 19 in Old Lyme. All three women have been impacted by breast cancer. (photo submitted)
Ronnie Levine, Cathy Burnett and Charlene Amacher coordinated the 12th annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation golf tournament July 19 in Old Lyme. All three women have been impacted by breast cancer. (photo submitted)

The 12th annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation golf tournament was a success, thanks to three women who have been affected by the disease.

Charlene Amacher, Ronnie Levine and Cathy Burnett worked together to organize and promote the annual tournament, inspired by mothers, daughters and friends who have had breast cancer. This year’s tournament, held July 19 at the Old Lyme Country Club, raised $6,000 for the foundation, which goes directly to research.

More than 40 golfers played in the scramble tournament, and 60 people attended the luncheon. The event was reportedly a “sea of pink,” as most golfers wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.

Burnett said in a release that early detection and information is key to overcoming breast cancer.

The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 2006. The foundation’s signature fundraising event, the Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut marathon, will be held Oct. 6. For more information, call (860) 437-1400.

Kindness in Real Life is a regular feature in which we encourage writers to tell about kind acts being done in the community. To submit your own story and photos, email Lee Howard at l.howard@theday.com.

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