Driving for a Cure


driving for a cure
—sponsored by SBLI

pat bradley concludes legends tour championship with ovarian cancer benefit

August 4, 2008
Weston Golf Club
Weston, MA


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Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer celebrated a successful event Monday, August 4th at the Driving for a Cure Tournament, presented by SBLI* at the Weston Golf Club in Weston, MA. The event featured LPGA Pro Pat Bradley and raised money toward ovarian cancer research.

The premiere tournament featured 80 golfers, all of whom had the opportunity to challenge World Golf Hall-of-Famer Pat Bradley in a “beat the pro” hole. Participants played eighteen holes at the picturesque Weston Golf Club private course; the shotgun-style tournament was followed by dinner and awards.

During the dinner ceremony, William J. Gaffney, Senior Vice President and Corporate Development Officer at SBLI, presented Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer founder and nine-year ovarian cancer survivor Patty Franchi Flaherty with The Brandeis Award, the company’s highest community award, for her commitment and dedication to furthering ovarian cancer awareness and research around the country. Ms. Flaherty’s husband, Paul accepted the award on her behalf.

Ovations also presented an unannounced auction for two tickets to the New England Patriots first preseason game of the year. Event prizing included an award ceremony during which Lisa McCarthy was honored for winning the “beat the pro” hole and Mr. Gaffney presented Ovations with an additional surprise check for $2,500 for cancer research.

“Every family is in some way impacted by cancer. SBLI is proud to be able to support the fight against ovarian cancer and we look forward to partnering with Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer on several upcoming initiatives that will bring this disease to the forefront of medical research to find a cure,” said Mr. Gaffney.

Led by Patty Franchi Flaherty, Ovations has distributed awareness brochures to more than 3,000 physicians’ offices across the nation, created a nationally renowned Happy Feet Program, and has hosted fundraising events featuring celebrities and partners such as Pat Bradley, Stuart Weitzman and Carmen Marc Valvo.

*SBLI products are only available in Arizona, California, Colorado,Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.