First Jodie’s Inspiration Golf Day a great success

LISMORE'S business people and community members came together to fight cancer this weekend at Jodie's Inspiration's first golf day.

Since the group's founder, Jodie McRae, was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2013 she decided to focus her time on helping others on their cancer journeys.

She, along with family and friends, established Jodie's Inspiration last year.

Ms McRae said the target for the golf day was $15,000, to go towards new equipment for Lismore Base Hospital.

She said compared to previous events such as the Pink Halloween and Mother's Day Classic, the golf day encouraged men to get involved.

"A lot of the time people think a Pink Halloween and Jodie's Inspiration is a lot about females, but it's everybody," Ms McRae said.

"Golf days are a lot of fun and a way of bringing in the guys."

The major sponsor of the golf day was the Lismore Workers Group of Clubs.

Director, Peter Warren, said interest from the community was higher than he has seen at any other event in his time with the club.

"Eighteen holes were sponsored within two weeks," he said. "Everybody loves Jodie, and golf.

"It's a win-win, the golf club is going well and we're raising good money for the cause."

Jodie's Inspiration chairman Jesse Smith said the past year had been an exhilarating journey.

"Given the situation of her health she moves at a million miles an hour and takes all of us with her, and the community follows," Mr Smith said.

"I think it's really admirable that someone in her position would actually give up so much of what is incredibly precious time, to think about others."

 

Jodie's Inspiration chairman, Jesse Smith, holding the custom-made golf club up for auction this weekend
Jodie's Inspiration chairman, Jesse Smith, holding the custom-made golf club up for auction this weekend Cathryn McLauchlan

Winning golf teams will receive prizes from a pool of goods worth up to $3000.

A special custom-made Jodie's Inspiration golf club is also up for auction until the event concludes tonight.

For more information visit the Jodie's Inspiration Facebook page.



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