TORONTO, August 1, 2012 /Canada NewsWire/ - Today marks the announcement of what is destined to be the world's largest golf fundraising event ever: Golf To Conquer Cancer presented by Harry Rosen. On a single day, this one-of-a-kind nationwide fundraising event will unite thousands of Canadian golfers of all skill levels, as well as the golf industry and other corporate sponsors, to help conquer cancer. On Thursday, July 25, 2013, golfers from across Canada will step up. All that is needed to participate are four golf clubs and a commitment to raise funds for cancer research.
"One of the best things about Golf To Conquer Cancer is the format: The 4-Club Challenge," commented Ian Leggatt, former PGA Tour champion. "It's great for all skill levels, but more importantly, it's designed to be played in four hours, all while raising funds to conquer cancer."
Golf To Conquer Cancer offers a compelling format designed to challenge golfers of all levels. Players each choose only four clubs and work as a team within their foursome to determine their strategy for the day as well as for each hole. Interested golfers can register as a foursome or as an individual at www.golftoconquercancer.ca. Golfers will be grouped into foursomes to participate in The 4-Club Challenge that will be the format of Golf To Conquer Cancer.
Hundreds of courses across Canada will host the inaugural Golf To Conquer Cancer event. Participants choose the area where they want to play and then select a participating course. New host golf courses are being added daily, so interested participants should visit the website regularly.
Harry Rosen Inc. is the national presenting sponsor for this national fundraising event, TaylorMade is the official golf equipment sponsor and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the primary Canadian golf industry partner.
In Ontario, net funds will benefit The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Outside of Ontario, all net funds will be granted to researchers working in the province or region where the funds are raised. At the request of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, the Canada-wide Terry Fox Research Institute's eminent researchers will determine where to allocate net funds in each province or region where they are raised.
Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, said, "Today, researchers are embarking on a new era of discovery with Personalized Cancer Medicine. Events like Golf To Conquer Cancer have a major impact on the resources needed to conquer cancer."
Larry Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc., stated, "We are very excited to be the presenting sponsor of this wonderful new event and to support the groundbreaking work that is being done at The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and across the country. Cancer is a cause that my colleagues and I care about deeply and have supported for many years. We hope that with this new initiative, we can all work together to achieve the collective goal of conquering cancer."
"We are so excited to launch Golf To Conquer Cancer, the world's largest national golf fundraising event," stated Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. "It is a unifying event. It is uniting golfers on a single day, uniting golf courses right across Canada and, in fact, is uniting Canada. And we're all united in conquering cancer."
GOLF TO CONQUER CANCER presented by HARRY ROSEN
For more information or to register, call 1-855-543-GTCC (4822)
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute
The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre brings together an elite team of cancer researchers and staff dedicated to the ultimate goal of conquering cancer by leveraging basic, translational and clinical research into dramatic cancer breakthroughs. For more information, visit www.campbellfamilyinstitute.ca