In 2015, when Kathy Bovey Bartelme and her friend Helen Hvizdak were looking for a local breast cancer organization to support, they did what most people do- they Googled it. That search led them to It’s The Journey, a local 501c3 nonprofit that raises money exclusively for breast health and breast cancer programs in Georgia. With a four-star rating on Charity Navigator (which rates charitable organizations based on financial health, accountability, and transparency), they knew that they had found an organization worthy of their support. “We love that It’s The Journey is a small organization making a big impact in our community. They have raised $13 million since 2002 to support everything from breast exams, to biopsies, to research, all right here in Georgia. As a breast cancer survivor, it meant a lot to me find an organization that was helping the women and men in my community in meaningful, tangible ways, said Kathy”.

Fast-forward to the present, where Kathy’s support has evolved into an annual golf tournament that is now in its third year.  The annual “Fore the Cure” golf tournament has raised $96,000 since 2015.  At the latest tournament in 2016 there were 164 players, which is the 27 hole capacity.  The support has been outstanding.  This year the tournament will again take place on Monday, October 30 at the Indian Hills Country Club.  Registration begins at 8:00 am, with a shotgun start at 9:30 am. Participants will receive the use of a golf cart, lunch, 18 holes of golf, and prizes for golf challenges.  Individual, foursome, and corporate sponsorships are available as well as donations for the silent auction and in-kind gifts.  It is a very fun tournament and players consist of both members/non-members of Indian Hills as well as men and women.

There will also be a silent auction, which is open to the public to attend. Items for auction include golf packages, sports memorabilia, original artwork, themed gift baskets, and more.

For more information on the tournament, to sign up, or to donate, please visit