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Fight from the Fairway charity golf tournament in its 13th year supporting breast cancer research at LIMR

Lankenau Medical Center May 5, 2014 Research News

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.

About Weston Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 1957, Weston Solutions (WESTON®) is a leader in environmental, sustainable, and energy solutions; property redevelopment; and design/build construction. We bring technical expertise and a proven ability to integrate teams, technologies, and services to solve our clients’ most complex challenges. Visit WESTON at westonsolutions.com.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health System.

At Main Line Health's core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care, and service, including U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, System Magnet® designation; the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has embraced the American Hospital Association's #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education, and research to help patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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About Lankenau Institute for Medical Research

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center and is part of Main Line Health. Founded in 1927, LIMR's mission is to improve human health and well-being. Faculty and staff are devoted to advancing innovative new approaches to formidable medical challenges, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes and arthritis. LIMR's principal investigators conduct basic, preclinical and translational research, using their findings to explore ways to improve disease detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. They are committed to extending the boundaries of human health through technology transfer and training of the next generation of scientists and physicians.