A Dollar for Dads to Hit a Hole in One for Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research
First-Time Father’s Day Program Debuts at 52 Golf Courses
June 8, 2009 -- This Father’s Day, golfers around the country can enjoy a round of golf while helping to fight prostate cancer, a disease that affects more than 2 million American men and their families. A Dollar for Dads, a new Father’s Day awareness and fundraising initiative of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), launches June 20-21 at 52 public and private golf courses nationwide.
During Father’s Day weekend, participating golf courses will add one dollar to their greens or cart fees and provide golfers with an opportunity to make additional donations to support prostate cancer research. Courses managed by Arnold Palmer Golf Management/Century Golf Partners and OB Sports have stepped up to support the inaugural effort that the PCF plans to expand in following years. A complete list of participating golf courses can be found at www.pcf.org/dollars.
“We honor our dads on Father’s Day, making it a perfect time to raise awareness for prostate cancer and support advanced research to ensure they live long and healthy lives,” commented Chris Conway, director of golf programs for the foundation. “Too many fathers have been affected by this disease, while too many men in general choose not to talk about it at all. This program can help change that.”
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.