CFS Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Raises Almost $150,000 for American Cancer Society

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The 2013 CFS Pink Ribbon Golf Classic held Tuesday at the River Club in Suwanee, GA raised approximately $145,000 for the American Cancer Society due in part to the Presenting Sponsor CFS Corporation and the three Cure Sponsors: the Lynch family; McMullan CPAs and an anonymous donor. One hundred and twenty eight contributing ladies teed off with the help of pro-circuit golfer Stewart Cink and Former Atlanta Braves catcher Javy Lopez who kicked off the annual scramble style golfing “philanthro-sport" after 11Alive anchor Ted Hall, father of a cancer survivor, recognized cancer survivors among the competitors.

(L-R) Javy Lopez, Lisa Beerman, Sandra Strickland, Stewart Cink

We must join our friends in the fight against this horrible plight.

Paula Dorough again led a team of ladies dedicated to the fight against cancer as championed by the American Cancer Society. Due to their dedicated and yearlong tireless efforts, the 2013 CFS Pink Ribbon Golf Classic raised approximately $145,000 during Monday and Tuesday’s “philanthro-sporting” event, which included a reception/auction and a scramble style golf tournament. Again, this year CFS Corporation was Presenting Sponsor. McMullan CPAs, the Lynch family, and an anonymous donor were Cure Sponsors. Former Atlanta Falcons receiver Brian Finneran emceed Monday’s reception and auction.

The rainy morning of the tournament was emceed by 11Alive News anchor Ted Hall, himself the father of a cancer survivor. Ted opened the tournament by recognizing numerous attending cancer survivors including this year’s honorees Lisa Beerman and Sandra Strickland pictured (inset) with Javy Lopez and Stewart Cink. Afterward balloons were released for for victims and survivors of cancer, to the distant melodic drone of Scottish bagpipes.

Pro golfer Stewart Cink was on hand to drive the first golf ball out of site in the morning haze. Former Atlanta Brave’s catcher Javy Lopez literally teed everyone off at the 18th fairway by providing the long drive for each team. For more information on the Pink Ribbon Classic, to donate or become a sponsor for 2014, please visit

The American Cancer Society has funded 44 Nobel Prize-winning cancer researchers and has played a role in every major breakthrough in the fight against cancer. The CFS Pink Ribbon Golf Classic organizers welcome the community to take up the fight. All proceeds generated through the event directly support the ACS’ programs including: Hope Lodge in Decatur, Georgia; Patient Resource Navigator at Gwinnett Medical Center; Road to Recovery and Look Good…Feel Better, a community-based free national program for women.

For another year CFS Corporation is the Presenting Sponsor of the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic. CFS Corporation is a national wholesale distributor of hard surface flooring with offices in Suwanee, GA, Oakland, CA, and Shanghai, China. CFS’s premier high-quality products include laminate, engineered, solid hardwood, bamboo and cork flooring. CFS distributes throughout the U.S. and in select Canada markets through over 2,000 agents and retailers. “We must join our friends in the fight against this horrible plight;” Feng Liu, President, CFS Corporation. To connect with CFS visit (2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA by Bill Bryan)

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