Many retirement living seniors spend sunny afternoons and weekends perfecting their swing or working on their short game, but avid golfers in Arizona are also able to take part in Rally for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness campaign that kicked off in 1996, according to TriValleyCentral.com.
Over the past 15 years, the initiative, which is the largest grassroots women's golf program, has attracted more than 1.4 million participants.
On March 30, about 60 volunteers of all ages will be taking part in the Rally at Robson Ranch, according to the news provider. Golfers will participate in a closest-to-the-pin contest as well as their 18 holes.
Breast cancer is an issue that affects many females, but retirement living women should be especially vigilant about their breast health. Susan Komen for the Cure, an organization involved in Rally for the Cure, reports that breast cancer contributes to more than 75 percent of all cancer deaths in women 55 years of age and older.
The campaign emphasizes the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and the benefits of early detection, and the American Cancer Society recommends that starting at age 40 women should have annual breast health screenings and mammograms to ensure early detection.