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Fore a Cure 10th anniversary

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Golfers teed off at the Wausau Country Club in Schofield to raise money for breast cancer services.

The course hosted the 10th annual  Fore a Cure event.

The Fonti family created the event and it is sponsored by their Furniture and Appliance Mart stores and Marshfield Clinic.

Organizer Bill Fonti says 200 golfers took part in the event Monday and he estimates it will raise $160,000.

"This is a great event, we raise money for the mobile mammography units at Marshfield Clinic. Last year, thousands of women in rural areas used them. 43 of those women were diagnosed with cancer and of those 43 all of them said they would not have had a mammogram if the mobile service wasn't available," said Fonti.

Some of the money goes to the Catherine Fonti Angel Fund to provide free mammograms for women who can't afford them.

Fonti says Fore a Cure has raised one million dollars since it began a decade ago.

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