Sarah Goodwin

Kathi Ovnic
Holly Korschun
April 21, 1999


Local golfers are invited to team up with Emory University, Horseradish Grill and Chateau Elan this May to help fund research leading to a cure for breast cancer. The third annual "Tournament for the Cure" will take place Tuesday, May 25 at the prestigious Chateau Elan Legends Golf Course. Golfers may join colleagues, friends or family for an enjoyable and worthwhile day of golf, with proceeds used to fund breast cancer research in Emory University's Division of Surgical Oncology.

Last year's "Tournament for the Cure" drew more than 125 golfers, including many Emory physicians and raised more than $38,000 for breast cancer research. Organizers hope to double the number of participants and money raised at this year's tournament. Tournament chair Renee Alterman has raised money for breast cancer research all four years that her restaurant, Horseradish Grill, has been open. "As a woman, I am very sensitive to this particular cause," says Alterman, whose mother-in-law and sister-in-law both have breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 35 to 54. In the 1990s it is estimated that 1.8 million women and 12,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. In this decade, nearly half a million will die of the disease.

The all-day tournament begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by a shot-gun start at 10 a.m. An awards BBQ, prepared by Horseradish Grill chef Dave Berry, will immediately follow the tournament.

Chateau Elan is located 30 minutes north of Atlanta off I-85 at exit 48. For more information contact David Abes or Renee Alterman at Horseradish Grill, 404-255-7277, email:

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