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Margie Ristow, Candi Knox, Munsey Knox and Donna Lemme at the 2015 Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament, hosted by the Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation.

VAIL — The Sonnenalp Foundation of Vail will host its 18th annual Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament" on Monday, followed by a dinner of fine seafood, meats, salads, breads and spirits, all to benefit Sonnenalp Breast Center.

A summer tradition, the Scramble Against Cancer is the Sonnenalp Foundation's largest event. Fifty teams will compete at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Singletree with shotgun start times of 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entries are $400 per player or $1,600 for a four-person team, and sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 to $25,000.

Following the golf tournament, guests will enjoy food and dancing to the tunes of the Vail All-Stars Band. Tickets to this special dinner are $75 per person. Walk-ins are welcome, and reservations are recommended. The meal will be hosted at the newly opened Harvest in Singletree, where guests will enjoy the work of chefs Florian Schwarz and Kelly Liken.

In the past 17 years, the golf tournament and dinner have raised more than $2 million, with net proceeds benefiting Sonnenalp Breast Center, an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center.

“We are grateful to the Faesslers for hosting this wonderful event, the staff and volunteers who help make it possible and the attendees whose support ensures the women of Eagle County and our region have access to the best in cancer detection.”Doris KirchnerVail Valley Medical Center

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"The Sonnenalp Foundation has graciously supported Sonnenalp Breast Center for many years," Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner said. "We are grateful to the Faesslers for hosting this wonderful event, the staff and volunteers who help make it possible and the attendees whose support ensures the women of Eagle County and our region have access to the best in cancer detection."

Since its inception, Sonnenalp Breast Center has identified breast cancer in 630 women. Funds from last year's event benefited the purchase an Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound. Whole breast ultrasound uses soundwaves to take further images of the breast for breast cancer diagnosis.

Sonnenalp Breast Center has always been on the forefront of breast diagnostics, becoming the first breast center in Eagle and Summit counties to offer breast ultrasound, digital mammography and 3-D mammography. Staffed by certified breast radiologists, Sonnenalp provides more than 5,000 vital, often life-saving, screenings, diagnostics and treatments each year.

For details about the Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament and special dinner at Harvest, contact Michele Davis at mdavis@sonnenalp.com or call 970-479-5700.

For more information, about the Sonnenalp Breast Center, visit www.vvmc.com/breasthealth or call 970-569-7690.