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Millie Moffett Teal Magnolias Golf Tournament benefits ovarian cancer cure research

Posted at 5:10 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 14:17:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Cancer survivors hosted the Millie Moffett Teal Magnolias Golf Tournament Monday.

This is the 11th year the tournament has run. It starts with breakfast and then golfers tee off. After breakfast, there's a lunch program, a raffle, live auction and door prizes.

Ovarian Cancer is known as the silent killer, so the goal is to educate women about symptoms of ovarian cancer and make women more aware of what they should be looking for.

"This is not as well known as a cancer diagnosis. It's hard to catch it," said Annie Wood, an event participant. "There's not any screening for it, so its important that everyone knows about it and knows its something to look out for." 

This year there were 18 teams competing and all the golfers were women. All the funds to go ovarian cancer cure research.