EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Local women met in Evansville to learn some golf tips from a member of the LGPA, but there was a much more important message to Monday's event.
Women from all over the Tri-State made their way to Evansville Country Club to take part in the 24th annual Deaconess Classic.
[To take part in the event, click the following link: Deaconess Classic.]
The event has sold out every year since 1995 and has since raised $2.3 million dollars for women's health, including funding for a state-of-the-art Mobile Breast Center that transports mammogram screening equipment across the Tri-State, as well as providing over 11,000 mammograms for women in need. This year's special guest was LPGA member, Kris Tamulis, a Florida State alum in her 14th year on the tour.
Tamulis held a clinic for the women in attendance, all for a great cause.
"Anything that I can do to support women and healthcare, and everything I think it's awesome, what they're doing for underprivileged girls to get the care that they need," explained Tamulis. "I think there's not one person that cancer hasn't effected in their life, I've had a lot of friends and some of my family that have had their issues with and I think that it's something that everybody needs to be aware of no matter how old you are and how young you are."
Next year, the Deaconess Classic for Women's Health will celebrate its 25th anniversary.