Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, which will be held during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month at Sewailo Golf Club.
The chance of an amateur golfer making a hole-in-one on the golf course is 12,500 to one, while one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
This November, a researcher at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is hoping to use golf to help defeat the disease during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Benjamin R. Lee, MD, interim department chair, has organized an inaugural golf benefit for the fight against prostate cancer, with proceeds to benefit the UA Department of Urology. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sewailo Golf Club, 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85757.
“This benefit will help support the academic mission of the Department of Urology to foster collaborations and help support the research we're doing in prostate cancer,” said Dr. Lee, also the director of the genitourinary cancer and disease oriented strategic planning team at the UA Cancer Center.
“Additionally, we want to raise awareness for prostate cancer treatment at the UA Cancer Center and Banner Health,” Dr. Lee said.
The UA Department of Urology focuses on prostate cancer in a three-pronged approach of research, clinical trials and robotic surgery, Dr. Lee said. Risk factors for prostate cancer include age, family history and African American descent.
Registration is $150 per person or $500 per foursome and includes green fees, golf cart (one per twosome), GPS system, driving range/balls, lunch and a gift bag. Sponsorship opportunities for platinum, gold and silver levels begin at $2,500.
For more information, please visit www.uafoundation.org/urologygolf.