The 12th Annual “Fight from the Fairway” golf tournament, benefitting Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) and Breastcancer.org, will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Honeybrook Golf Club in Honey Brook, PA. The charity event is coordinated by current and former employees of Weston Solutions, a global leader in environmental, sustainable, and energy solutions, property redevelopment, and design/build construction, who has been raising funds for over a decade to increase awareness and knowledge about breast cancer and breast health and to help eradicate the disease through clinical research.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. This year, almost 232,500 new cases of breast cancer will be discovered, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. Fortunately, those numbers have been decreasing in recent years, due in large part to breast cancer research and education. LIMR continues to make strides in its breast cancer research thanks to Weston Solutions.
"Continuing its proud tradition, the Fight from the Fairway team continues to be one of our most dedicated supporters in the fight against breast cancer by Lankenau researchers,” stated George Prendergast, PhD, Professor, President and CEO of LIMR. “Thanks to the stalwart leadership of Weston Solutions and the generous donors who support the golf tournament, LIMR scientists have taken a prognostic biomarker they discovered for breast cancer and have begun to turn it into a target for antibodies that can specifically attack the breast cancer. This exciting development, made possible by the funds raised by Fight from the Fairway, shows how a group of dedicated individuals can help advance research for improved patient care and medicine.”
This year’s event includes a raffle with a grand prize of a trip to the 2014 Super Bowl in New York. The trip includes a 5 day/4 night stay, two tickets to the game and various party invitations. The second place prize is $500.
Fight from the Fairway began as a way to help show support for Weston employee Karen Schneider when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. Unfortunately, Schneider lost her battle in the spring of 2008, and this fundraising event continues in her memory, having raised nearly $340,000 for breast cancer research and education.
To register, donate or learn more, visit www.FightFromTheFairway.org.
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked #14 in Pennsylvania and #10 in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is high-performing in 12 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
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