It was all in good fun, but with a serious purpose.

Those on hand Sunday at Candlewood Valley Country Club in New Milford could have been excused a double take.

Yes, that was Bob "Boomer" Geary of Bethel resplendent in a pink tutu and, well, other women's garments, playing his weekend round of golf.

It turns out Mr. Geary and many others at the local links were generously participating in New Milford resident Tori Green's breast cancer research benefit called "Pretty In Pink," a part of Sunday's overall Golf For The Cure fundraiser.

Ms. Green worked in tandem with Anna DeTorres, Todd Howard and Melanie Lowell to pull off the Golf For The Cure event, which raised more than $4,000.

"It was absolutely unbelievable," reported the New Milford High School graduate. "Everyone involved was extremely generous and we got more support than any of us could have imagined."

"So many people were willing and wanting to participate and volunteer that the whole day snowballed into this great thing," she explained.

"It seems like cancer has touched everyone in some way or another," said Ms. Green. "It's amazing that people take such a negative thing and change it into something extremely positive."

The New Milford woman will also host a Sing for the Cure, a karaoke-style singing contest June 12 at Matteo's Restaurant in New Milford.

Donations may be made by checking www.the3day.org.

-- Norm Cummings