WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer for the inaugural National Golf-A-Thon on Father's Day weekend, June 15-17 2012. Golfers can play any 9-hole or 18-hole golf course from any set of course tees in the world, based on their own schedule. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go toward prostate cancer awareness, research and testing.
"In addition to raising critical funds for prostate cancer research and testing, ZERO's National Golf-A-Thon will raise awareness of prostate cancer on the weekend when we celebrate the men that mean the most to us – our fathers," said Skip Lockwood, CEO at ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer.
The Golf-A-Thon is open to all golfers, regardless of playing ability, gender or age. It is also both an individual and team competition. Participants play golf based on their own schedules on Father's Day weekend and are in competition to see which team or individual can raise the most money. Prizes will be awarded to the top three individuals or teams that raise the most money.
Funds are raised for ZERO—The Project to End Prostate Cancer through pledges on holes played. The more holes a participant plays on Father's Day weekend, the more money they generate to fight prostate cancer. Participants will collect pledges from sponsors for each hole played during the ZERO's Father's Day Golf-A-Thon. Signing up is easy and participants receive their own fundraising website to help seek donations from family and friends.
The team or individual raising the most money will win the grand prize trip to the Know Your Score Celebrity Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC, benefiting prostate cancer awareness, research and testing. The trip includes lodging for four at Pawleys Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC, four tickets to the VIP celebrity reception, four entries into the celebrity golf tournament, and four tickets to the gala. The runners up will receive ZERO golf apparel. To learn more about Know Your Score, visit www.knowyourscoremb.com.
As ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, we commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.
To accomplish our goal, we increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and we fund local grants to end prostate cancer through our national event series, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. We conduct free testing through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile testing program and educate patients, families and those at risk.