On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the 13th Annual Fight from the Fairway golf tournament will take place at the Honeybrook Golf Club in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. For over a decade, both current and former employees of Weston Solutions have coordinated this charity event benefiting breast cancer research and education at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) and Breastcancer.org.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in eight women (12 percent) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Almost 232,700 new cases of breast cancer will be discovered in 2014, and nearly 40,000 women will die from the disease. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. However, those numbers have been steadily declining in the last 25 years, due in large part to breakthroughs in clinical research leading to earlier detection and cutting-edge treatment methods. Thanks to the generous and passionate employees of Weston Solutions over the years, LIMR’s cancer research program is making great progress in the fight against breast cancer.
“The dedicated group of individuals at Weston Solutions continues to be one of Lankenau Institute’s most steadfast benefactors of breast cancer research,” stated George Prendergast, PhD, professor, president and CEO of LIMR. “Their generous support from the annual Fight from the Fairway makes it possible for LIMR scientists to advance their research in finding a cure to defeat breast cancer. Due to the tireless efforts of Weston Solutions, Fight from the Fairway volunteers, participants and donors, LIMR is leading the way in improving breast cancer treatments and outcomes.”
Fight from the Fairway was conceived in 2002 as a way to help show support for Karen Schneider, a Weston employee, when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Karen lost her battle in the spring of 2008, and this fundraising event continues in her memory, having raised nearly $360,000 for breast cancer research and education.
This year’s golf competition will have an 8 am shotgun start. Post-tournament activities include a comedy show performed by local radio favorite Joe Conklin, “Man of a Thousand Voices.” Tickets for lunch and the show can be purchased separately for those not playing golf. There is also a raffle with a first place cash prize of $500, and a $250 gift certificate at mlb.com for second place. Raffle tickets are $10 each, three for $25, and seven for $50. You do not have to be present to win.
To register for the golf tournament, buy raffle tickets, help sponsor the event, donate to the cause, or learn more about Fight from the Fairway on May 17, visit FightfromtheFairway.org.
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