Hit the links for diabetes research

Registration is open for the eighth annual golf fundraiser, which takes place at Fort Langley Golf Course on June 14

Gather a foursome, and polish up your golf clubs. The eighth annual Canadian Diabetes Association charity golf tournament is coming to the Fort Langley Golf Course on  June 14.

The tournament, which raises funds for research into diabetes, a disease which affects about 2.4 million Canadians.

The event, hosted by Josephine Gibbons, was started to honour Phyillis Fox, mother of television and film star Michael J. Fox.

For the past 35 years, Fox has been active in raising funds for diabetes research, in addition to her work on behalf of people, including her own son, who are affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Fox, 86, who is herself a diabetic, will run the tournament’s putting contest.

Entry fee is $100 per person, including green fee, lunch and charitable donation. The four-person team scramble is open to the first 152 golfers to register.

To register or learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Joey Gibbons at 604-533-9435 or email ljgibbons@shaw.ca.

Fort Langley Golf Course is located at 9782 McKinnon Cres.

Shotgun start is at 8 a.m.