If you've sometimes wondered what skaters do during the summertime, here's a great example of how Olympic champion Dorothy Hamill (see below right) is keeping busy. If you recall, in January 2008, we were so saddened to hear Dorothy's announcement that she was being treated for breast cancer at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She missed part of Broadway on Ice, but came back after treatment to complete the tour. I imagine that she's still undergoing treatment and involved with many organizations to help raise awareness on the importance of early detection.
On Monday, June 16, Dorothy will be the honorary chairperson for the "Women Fore Women" golf tournament at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens, in Connecticut. The tournament is sponsored by the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation and will raise money to provide free mammograms for women in the Greater Waterbury area who cannot afford to have this critical screening to detect the early signs of breast cancer. The cost is $150 per golfer and this amount will provide two women in the Greater Waterbury community with free screening mammograms. The fee also includes lunch and a cocktail reception with Dorothy. Dorothy will also greet players in the afternoon.
For more information, or to register for the tournament, please call the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation at (203) 709-3761 or visit www.stmh.org/golf.