III Torneo de Golf Anual Helen Watson Memorial a beneficio de IFCC

The III Annual Helen Watson Memorial Golf Tournament in aid of IFCC raises 11,750 euros

Golf Ibiza hosted this sporting event today, in which 82 players participated, and the winners were Michael Pentowski and Pedro Fernández

The winning numbers of the raffle that took place after the tournament’s award ceremony will be published next Monday, 13 May, on IFCC’s website and social media

The III Annual Helen Watson Memorial Golf Tournament in aid of IFCC, which in honour of Helen Watson, who was its president for over a decade, has been renamed the Helen Watson Memorial Tournament, has raised 11,750 euros today in aid of Ibiza y Formentera Contra el Cáncer, IFCC. A sporting event in which a total of 82 players participated, competing throughout the morning at this Club’s facilities, and which was sponsored by the Consell d’Eivissa and the Ajuntament de Santa Eulària des Riu, as well as supported by numerous island businesses. The band Groove Garage provided the musical entertainment for this solidarity event.

III Annual Helen Watson Memorial Golf Tournament in aid of IFCC

The winners of the main categories were Michael Pentowski and Pedro Fernández, who received their prizes from the Councillor for the Presidency and Sports of the Consell d’Eivissa, Salvador Losa, and the Sports Councillors of Santa Eulària des Riu, Toni Ramón, and of the parish of Jesús, Francisca Adelina Guasch, as well as Borja Martínez, Sales and Marketing Director of Mondrian and Hyde Ibiza, the hotel group that managed the event’s catering. The second places went to Stephane Pérez and Fernando Pérez García. The Scratch prize was awarded to David Cardona and the Best Junior prize went to Mario Buijs. The longest drive in the men’s category went to Pelayo Quirós and in the women’s category to Consuelo Antúnez, while Julián Piedrafita received the prize for the closest ball in the men’s section and Mercedes Bonet in the women’s section.

IFCC thanked all the players for their participation, as well as Golf Ibiza for hosting the event, “and the volunteers of the association and the companies that contributed food, drink, or their music and talent to make this memorial one of the most important events for us,” summarised an emotional IFCC President, Xaquelina Ana Perry, who in her speech fondly remembered “all the work done by Helen Watson, to whom this year’s solidarity tournament pays tribute.”

All the funds raised today, in addition to providing economic support to cancer patients in the Pitiusas, will be used to “work with Social Health Services to initiate a colon cancer screening programme and to continue projects to raise awareness about the harms of smoking and vaping, among other initiatives,” Perry reported.

III Annual Helen Watson Memorial Golf Tournament in aid of IFCC

Once the trophy presentation was over, a large charity raffle was held with great prizes donated by hotels, jewellery shops, restaurants, clinics, and clothing stores from the Pitiusas. The winning numbers will be published next Monday, 13 May, on IFCC’s website and social media. The money raised from the tickets, five euros each, was added to Golf Ibiza’s donation so that this Pitiusa NGO can “continue with this important work, providing support to those affected by cancer in Ibiza and Formentera and offering education to prevent this disease,” highlighted the tournament organisers.

This day of solidarity golf was sponsored by numerous local companies, including Trasmapi, Eivireclam, Linkeners, Agroturismo Atzaró Ibiza, Elisa Pomar, BeDrinks, Vino&Co, Fundación Abel Matutes, Bodegas Can Rich, Mayurka, Frutos Secos Ibiza, Familia Marí Mayans, Aguas y Jardín, Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel, Joyería Viñets, Clínica Dental Esther de Bustamante, Moss Clinic, Clínica Dra. Laura Fernández, Clínica Dr. Rull, Blue Laser, Apartamentos Cala Llonga, Callaway Golf, Eiviluxury, Farmacia Koninckx, Insotel Fenicia Prestige, Master Gym, Mondrian Ibiza, Moto Luis, One Ibiza Suites, Oasis Sa Tanca, Soma Verser Hoteles, Can Datilet, and Villa Contacts.

Also contributing to this major sporting and solidarity event were restaurants CBbC Marina Sta Eulària, Ebusus CBbC Restaurant, Villa Mercedes, Monkey Ibiza, La Cava, Amante Ibiza, Can Nuts, Cuyo, Es Jardins de Fruitera, Hard Rock Cafe Ibiza, Hoyo 19, Montauk Steak House, Nilo, Restaurante Nami, Restaurante Regina, Restaurante SOS Ibiza, Restaurante The Wild Asparagus, S’Aroma, Social Point Ibiza, Sonrojo, and Yokubo. Other companies such as Carlin, Dipesa, Federación Balear de Golf, From Ibiza With Love, Honda, Hotel Royal Plaza, Ibizkus, Itaca Ibiza, KTM, Unidad u Óptica Marí also wanted to join this event.

Asociación Ibiza y Formentera Contra el Cáncer

The Asociación Ibiza y Formentera Contra el Cáncer has been working for 23 years to help patients and families in the Pitiusas during their cancer treatments, as well as providing medical supplies, brochures, and funding for travel and treatments outside the islands. In recent years, it has donated 26 reclining chairs for Oncology patients at Can Misses Hospital, as well as televisions and headphones for the chemotherapy room at this reference centre in Ibiza and Formentera.

Thanks to donations from its numerous members and the charity events it organises, IFCC has also funded specific chairs for the oncology and radiotherapy areas, which will increase in number in 2024, the decoration of the oncology nursing consultation room and the Palliative Care Unit consultation room, the acquisition of an endoscope for Formentera Hospital, the implementation of a colon cancer and lymphedema screening project in the Pitiusas, as well as several vehicles for the Palliative Care Unit. This year, it will also acquire a new car for this purpose and will launch a campaign among the islands’ population to strengthen the promotion of colon cancer detection to improve the participation rate, which was only 38% in 2023.

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