Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic for the American Cancer Society

Local Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Rucker raises over $20,000 for the cure for Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society

RUCKER MD Plastic Surgery Clinic hosts Pink Ribbon Charity Golf Classic on Friday, September 14th, 2012.

Eau Claire, WI – On Friday, September 14th RUCKER MD hosted the 1st Annual Pink Ribbon Charity Golf Classic. The event benefited the American Cancer Society to raise funds for breast cancer research. Guests of the Pink Ribbon Charity Golf Classic played 18-holes of championship golf on a perfectly sunny day and participated in an evening reception with dinner and guest speakers Ann Harris and Lois Joseph from the Breast Cancer Awareness Association in Minnesota.

The event raised over $20,000 through generous sponsorships, and excellent raffle, and golfers alike. Among the day’s events were free chair massages courtesy of The Salon Professional Academy and Da Vinci Therapeutic Massage, and chances to win brand new cars, courtesy of Eau Claire Ford and Eau Claire Auto Group. Many other sponsors such as Larson Allen, RBC, and Dental Health Center were present at their sponsored holes to greet golfers with different giveaways.   

More than 100 guests attended the evening reception which was kicked off with cocktail hour and followed by a gourmet dinner and Pink Ribbon cupcakes from Simply Cakes bakery. The raffle was drawn featuring various items such as a Pelleve® package from the Enza Medispa, color Nook from Charter Media, and gift certificates to local businesses such as Charly’s Market and Houligan’s.

Dr. Rucker expressed his sincere appreciation for the generosity from the guests and sponsors as well as his renewed commitment to find the cure for breast cancer. “We are grateful to our sponsors and our donors for their support for the fight against Breast Cancer. Through this event, we have raised over $20,000. In addition, I am making a commitment to personally donate towards the cure for every Breast Reconstruction procedure I perform.”

Dr. Rucker and staff will present the check for$20,000 to the American Cancer Society on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Eau Claire.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among women.

For more information, please contact Kiana Tom at 715.832.1774 or kiana@enza.com

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