NORTH STONINGTON, Conn., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 20th Annual Prostate Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Lake of Isles Golf Course - for the first time.
The tournament is organized by Sheffield Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with Arnold Palmer's endorsed Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. PCF is the largest global philanthropic organization funding break-through prostate cancer research. The Chairman and event designer, Mark Donohue, stated: "Our event, on the Monday after Father's Day, is the perfect time to raise awareness about prostate cancer and fund advanced research. Too many men are affected by this disease, yet few talk about it. As the Chairman of Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, our team is deeply committed to improving global health and providing affordable solutions."
Join national and local business leaders, tribal leaders, leading doctors and pro golfers at this world-class event, which offers more than golf. A few sponsorship / player opportunities are still available. All sponsorship proceeds will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation / Dana Farber. For more information, go to: Golf4Prostate.org
As Honorary Event Co-Chairman, Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation stated: "Cancer is prevalent in our society as a whole and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation realizes this fact and has been proactive in offering health and wellness services and initiatives that help minimize the chance of getting diseases such as cancer. We are honored to be a part of this important event, which brings awareness to men's health - specifically with regard to Prostate Cancer education and research." Adding to Chairman Butler's comments, Event Honorary Co-Chairman, Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Nation, stated "The good health of our surrounding community has always been important to the Mohegan Tribe. We are pleased to be partnering with the Mashantucket Tribe for this important initiative to increase awareness and find a cure for an all-too-common danger for men's health." Of note, both Chairmen intend to play in this charity event.
The CEO of PCF, Jonathan W. Simons, MD, added: "We've made considerable progress. Today, PCF is the #1 philanthropic organization funding prostate cancer research globally. We have helped change how people view the disease—especially those in medical research. Your support, along with longtime partners and donors, will fund a growing number of promising research projects. You can help spark new advancements that improve health and increase hope. In fact, with the research now underway, it's possible that a man diagnosed with prostate cancer today may live long enough to see a treatment developed that will save his life."
On June 22nd, enjoy the finest greens and conditions at Lake of Isles, which was selected by Golf Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play." The event is privileged to be playing the exclusive South Course, which has only 200 members. Players will enjoy superb amenities, fine food by respected Chefs Young and Graham, and the chance to win prizes, including $10,000 for a Hole-in-One. Since the event sells out, sponsors are encouraged to confirm their participation now. For players/sponsors, special arrangements and events are offered at the Foxwoods and Mohegan resorts.
About Dana Farber Cancer Institute:
Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatments available today, while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities. See: http://www.dana-farber.org/
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation:
Since 1993, PCF's unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results. PCF channels resources to the world's top scientific minds—cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs. As a champion for increased government and private support, PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion. Through the generous contributions of our donors, we have funded more than 2,000 programs at more than 200 research centers in 19 countries. See: http://www.pcf.org/site/
About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort:
The Mashantucket Pequots are an Eastern Woodland people with its traditional homelands in what is now known as Southeastern Connecticut. They have endured centuries of conflict, survival and continuity on and around one of America's oldest Indian reservations, established in 1666. Today, the tribe owns one of the largest resort casinos in the world, Foxwoods Resort Casino, along with several other economic ventures including the Lake of Isles Golf Course, The Fox Tower, The Spa at Norwich Inn and Foxwoods Development Company. See: http://www.mashantucket.com/
About the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. To learn more about the tribe, visit: http://www.mohegan.nsn.us/
About Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, LLC:
Sheffield Pharmaceuticals produces over 100 OTC health care products and cosmetics. Sheffield distributes to over 70,000 stores globally. For our contract manufacturing customers, and joint ventures, our value-add can include more than manufacturing, as we provide a Suite of Services including: sales to 70,000 stores, marketing plans, formula refinement in our labs, development from concept to execution, fulfillment & logistics, chemicals procurement, FDA/EPA regulatory expertise, and even investment. We employ 200 in New London, CT. See: http://sheffield-pharmaceuticals.com/
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