On October 19th and 20th RLGALS held its annual Swing for the Cure events benefiting Vidant Cancer Care.
This year the event carried a western theme “Give Cancer the Boot.” The weekend commenced with a golf tournament that featured 80 ladies playing and enjoying a luncheon, raffle, and guest speaker from Vidant, Dr. Darla Liles, ECU Division Chief of Hematology-Oncology.
On Sunday spectators were treated to the annual helicopter ball drop with over 1,400 balls being dropped this year, thereby topping all past years’ sales. There were three lucky winners, but Vidant was the biggest winner in this 50/50 event.
Lastly, Sunday evening played host to the Rodeo Bingo, prime rib dinner and silent auction. Fun was had by all participating in the games, costume contest, and photos with a special guest cowboy, Dell Murphy.
After all was said and done, RLGALS raised $20,609 to help Vidant Cancer Care with their ongoing research!
RLGALS Swing for the Cure Chair Cathy Harless wishes to extend a big thank you to the Swing team this year: Donna Samper, RuthAnne Lavis, Jan Zoesch, Maureen Goodwin, Peg Bodine, Sheila Bertoldi, Robin Chestnutt, and countless volunteers, ticket sellers, River Landing staff, community sponsors, and the Murphy family!
Attendance for the bingo game(s) was the largest ever. Along with the game, the gals hosted a very successful silent auction. Game callers for the evening were Cathy Harless, Thomasine Kennedy, Daisy Bailey, Peg Bodine, Brenda Upchurch, Carol Romanet, Skip Romanet, Paul Izzo, Cheryl Homan, and RuthAnne Lavis.
1,409 tickets were sold for the helicopter ball drop exceeding all previous years. There were 3 winners.
The Swing For The Cure golf tournament was played in by 20 teams (80 ladies) and played host to 90+ guests for lunch with Vidant, Dr. Darla Liles, ECU Division Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Varessa Wall, Director of Development. Dr. Liles delivered a presentation on Vidant’s ongoing research efforts.