Fight like a girl

CHEWELAH—Megan Rusher is “fighting like a girl” to beat a rare cancer of the sinuses in Chewelah. The 15-year-old Jenkins High School student was diagnosed in March and has been receiving chemotherapy treatments every two to three weeks in Spokane. With her positive outlook and fighting spirit, the teenager’s tumor has decreased in size, according to family members. The next step in her treatment is radiation, which may require Megan to go out of state. Friends and supporters of the Rusher family have organized the “Fight Like A Girl” Golf Tournament, which will be held at the Chewelah Golf & Country Club on Sunday, August 28. Check-in starts at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $35 for season pass members and $50 for non-pass members (includes green fees, lunch and tee prize. There will also be plenty of fun games to participate in along the way. Players will also be able to “rent a caddy” (Megan’s high school classmates are donating their time to help their friend) for only $10. After the round, there will be a $10 taco bar set up in the Rusty Putter Café. A Silent Auction is also planned in the clubhouse from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The community is invited to come by and bid on a wide selection of items (do not need to be present to win when the bidding closes). To donate an item or a service to the silent auction, contact Debi Pohto at (509) 935-1383. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Megan and her family. There are also other ways to support Megan and her family. All of the “cool people” will be wearing pink “Fight Like A Girl” wrist bands that can be picked up for $5 at Akers United Drug. An account has also been established at AmericanWest Bank (contributions can be made at any branch). For more information, to make a lunch reservation (if you aren’t golfing) and/or to receive a tournament entry form, contact Peggy Meyer at (509) 935-1708.