History is worth repeating, especially when it comes to raising funds to fight cancer.
Since 1994, Indian Ridge County Club in Palm Desert and its members have been the largest contributors to the Desert Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists Coachella Valley residents who need financial assistance with screenings, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer and associated diseases.
Through its annual dinner gala, auctions, and golf tournaments in late March, Indian Ridge Country Club raised $450,000.
The 21st Annual "A Round for Life Dinner Gala" held March 29 at Indian Ridge Country Club was emceed by Major League Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, who engaged the crowd during live auction bidding. Nearly 300 attendees heard Dr. Eric Presser present Desert Cancer Foundation’s new lung cancer screening program as another valuable screening program to provide patients.
More than 120 golfers took to the pristine Arroyo and Grove courses at Indian Ridge Country Club on March 30 to participate in a Pro/Am tournament to also raise funds. Guests included honored military personnel, National Hockey League Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich, former Major League Baseball pitcher Tommy John, and local professional and amateur golfers.
On the ladies side, 120 women dressed in pink on March 31 to play in the Battle Against Breast Cancer at Indian Ridge Country Club. The women played either 9 or 18 holes of golf, and raffle prizes were part of the fund-raising efforts to help support the Desert Cancer Foundation.