A Benalla teen is holding a charity golf day at Benalla Golf Club to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Australia.KAITLIN THALS April 3, 2014 9:11am
A 14-year-old Benalla girl hopes to raise $4000 for a cause close to her heart.
Kaitlyn Hocking is hosting a family golf day at Benalla Golf Club to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Australia, in memory of her great aunt in Italy who passed away from the disease.
‘‘I know a lot of people’s families who have been struck by it, too,’’ the FCJ College Benalla student said.
Kaitlyn started fundraising when she was 10, and then decided to host the family golf day three years ago.
She has raised money for breast cancer research, $700 for Alzheimer’s Australia, and through the golf events has managed to collect $2000 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and $3300 for Bowel Cancer Australia.
‘‘Our family has always donated to things; I started with cancer after my nan passed away (from lung cancer) when I was eight — she was a big part of our life,’’ Kaitlyn said.
‘‘Then I donated to Alzheimer’s when my grandfather passed away two years ago. I hope this year I make $4000 for ovarian cancer.’’
The family golf day will kick off at 7
At noon, the family golf competition will start, played as an aggregate stableford event with a shotgun start. Cost is a $5 donation per player.
Presentations will follow, as well as a sausage sizzle, raffles and games throughout the day.
There is also an opportunity for businesses or individuals to sponsor a hole, which costs $30 for one or $50 for two.
‘‘We hope everyone can come along and have a great day and support this cause.
‘‘You don’t have to be family to play in the comp, you can adopt someone for the day,’’ Kaitlyn said.
Ovarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grow abnormally and develop into cancer.
Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer report four types of symptoms most frequently:■
Ovarian cancer is most common in women over 50 and in women who have stopped menstruating (have been through menopause), and the risk increases with age.
However, ovarian cancer can affect women of all ages.
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