A Breast Cancer Rally was held at the Walker Lake Golf Course last Saturday with 41 participants coming together to support those that have or had breast cancer.
The course was a sea of pink in support of those women (and men) who have fought the disease.
A total of ten teams, made up of a four person scramble, helped to raise $1,500 for the cause.
One of the players, a 34-year old woman, wife and mother from Tonopah came to Hawthorne to play. Beverly Bayne, traveled from Tonopah to play with her husband, Dustin, father Wayne and several of her close and supportive friends.
Bayne was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer on Dec. 29, 2015.
“The hardest thing I had to do was tell my kids and family,” Bayne said. Her family consists of her husband and children: Lexy (age 18), Braxton (age 14) and Olivia (age 11).
After receiving chemotherapy every three weeks for six months, on July 8, Bayne had a double mastectomy.
“My husband and I were very positive and I always told myself, “This is temporary!” Bayne explained.
Her positive attitude is what she attributes to helping her through her breast cancer diagnosis.
“I have so much love and support from my husband, my kids, my family, my friends and my awesome town of Tonopah,” Bayne exclaimed.
With all those standing behind her, Bayne is happy to announce that as of June, she is cancer free!
Winners of the rally were: Team “Save Motor Boating” – Foster Kenton III, Kristin Reeves, Paula Reed and Michelle Bick who won first place with a 53. Team “Save A Rack” – Gerald Reeves, Dianna Reeves, Debbie Sitton-Baker and Chris Baker won best dressed.
Organized by Dianna Reeves and Kristin Reeves, the two have decided to make this an annual event.
“The tournament was so much fun. It will be a tournament I will go to every year and will try to bring more and more teams from Tonopah,” Bayne concluded.