Tee time is coming up for the John Day Ladies Golf Club's annual tournament to raise money for breast cancer research.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation Rally for a Cure Golf Play Day is set for Saturday, May 5, at the John Day golf course. A scramble for anyone who wants to play will follow on Sunday, May 6.

The group is in its fifth year of holding the event, and has raised more than $7,200 to date for the cause.

As of last week, 46 golfers had signed up, including many from out of town. Organizers are encouraging golfers and non-golfers - and particularly golfers who haven't played for some time - to sign up for this fun event.

On Saturday, participants should arrive by 7:45 a.m. for the scramble tee off at 8:30 a.m. The day will include lunch, a closest-to-the-pin contest and an awards presentation.

The purpose of the day will be marked with the release of pink balloons in memory or celebration of friends and loved ones who have battled breast cancer.

For those attending the luncheon only, a no-host social hour starts at 12 p.m., with lunch starting about 1 p.m.

The fee for golfers is $25, which includes lunch, the pin contest, a ribbon pin, prizes and a free "Golf for Women Magazine" subscription.

Sunday's scramble costs $15, with half of the proceeds going to the Komen Foundation and half to winning golfers. Frequently, the winners donate their winnings back to the cause.

A bring-your-own-meat barbecue will follow Sunday's competition.

All proceeds from the tourney go to benefit the Komen Foundation. There also will be a memory tree on which participants can recognize loved ones and friends who have been lost to breast cancer.

People who can't attend but would like to donate can contact Carlene Johnston at 575-0604 or Brenda Densberger at 575-4338. Golfers also can call either of them to sign up, or sign up at the golf course.

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