Twenty years ago, two of Diane Greenfield's best friends died from breast cancer.
The West Hartford resident, and member of the Tumble Brook Country Club, responded to that personal tragedy in 1997 by hosting the country club's first Play for a Cure fundraiser.
Nineteen installments later, the efforts of the private club has generated $1.7 million in funding for the Susan G. Komen Southern New England foundation.
"Our purpose was to help find a cure for breast cancer and support women's health in Connecticut," Greenfield said. "Our money stays in Connecticut. Most of it goes to women who can't afford their own mammograms. A lot of that money also is...