Step 2A CURE Joins PGA Tour to Promote Health and Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research
2009 Press Release
Program To Be Featured at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship October 29 – November 1 in Sonoma
SANTA MONICA, CA/October 20, 2009 -- Step 2A CURE, a healthy and fun way for PGA tour spectators to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer, premieres this month at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at the Sonoma Golf Club in California. During the four-day PGA golf tournament, October 29 through November 1, spectators will be able to sign up, make a pledge and follow tour players through the 18-hole course during competition.
“Walking is a great way to exercise and improve overall health,” says Chris Conway, director of golf programs for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). “Increasingly, scientific findings are indicating that changes in lifestyle—namely better nutrition and exercise routines—have an important effect on survivorship and prevention for many cancers. We are very pleased to offer this health-focused event that supports research for prostate cancer on the PGA Tour.”
Attendees of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship can register online by making a simple $20 donation at www.step2acure.org. Additional pledges can also be made on the site. All steps taken during the event will be logged daily and all proceeds will benefit advanced research through the PCF. Accusplit, renowned manufacturer of quality stopwatches and pedometers, is sponsoring the Step 2A CURE event and supplying the pedometers for participants.
Nutrition and Exercise is one of several focus areas of research funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The PCF recently published a new guide, Nutrition, Exercise and Prostate Cancer that is available, free of charge to the public. The comprehensive guide covers a wide variety of topics including an easy-to-follow scientific discussion of specific diet and nutrition recommendations, the effects of obesity on cancer and other diseases, and a description of the benefits of regular exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The 28-page guide is authored by four of America’s leading scientists and physicians working in the field of prostate cancer and nutrition research. It can be downloaded or ordered at www.pcf.org.
The Charles Schwab Cup offers $2.1 million in annuity bonus money to the top-five finishers at season's end. Points are awarded weekly to the top-ten finishers and ties in official money events. The winner will be awarded a $1 million annuity and the second-through fifth-place finishers $500,000, $300,000, $200,000 and $100,000 annuities. The event was first played in 1990 at Hyatt Dorado Beach (East) in Dorado, Puerto Rico. The 2009 Championship will mark the seventh year at the Sonoma Golf Club.
Accusplit has been the leader in the professional stopwatch and timing industry since 1972 with its invention of the first digital stopwatch. The company’s name is based on the stopwatch’s function of “accurately splitting” the time. Accusplit carried its reputation for quality, innovation and leadership to the health and wellness industry with a patented accuracy method for pedometers in 1987. It was also one of the first companies in America to introduce the 10,000 Steps-A-Day for wellness concept that originated in Japan in 1965.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research focused on discovering better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $370 million and provided funding to more than 1,500 research projects at nearly 200 institutions worldwide. The PCF also advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more governmental research funds. PCF advocacy has helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer since 1994. More information about prostate cancer and the PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.