Striking and Stroking for a Cure
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women. Most people can relate to the devastating illness in some way. On Sunday Grand Valley community members gathered to raise money in efforts to find a cure. While the tournament was made possible through many people, the event holds a special place in one woman's heart. "Six years ago I lost my mom to the fight, her second battle with breast cancer," said Chris Terebesi, founder of the event. For the fourth year, she's organized the dual-sport fundraiser in efforts to find a cure for the disease. Participants played both a round of golf and bowling throughout the day. "Ever dollar and every person is one more step to awareness and knowing that there are still people out there that are affected by this and that it's an awful illness," said Terebesi. Shawn Campbell, general manager of Orchard Mesa Lanes, said, "This event is the heart and soul of Orchard Mesa Lanes." Each year the tournament helps Terebesi carry on her mother's name. "Her mother was a warm, kind, loving person that would do anything for anyone, as you can see it's reciprocated," said Campbell. "I would hope that she smiles down on me, that she's extremely proud," Terebesi said. With next year's tournament date already on the calendar, Terebesi doesn't plan on letting up on the fight to find a cure. All proceeds and donations will be given to the National Breast Cancer Association in the name of Mary Young. Anyone interested in helping the cause can provide donations at Orchard Mesa Lanes.