Event raises funds and awareness in the fight against cancer

[USPRwire, Tue Jun 02 2009] The 2009 Swing Fore A Cure Golf Classic was held on April 27th at Raleigh Country Club. Swing Fore A Cure is the premier golf event in the Triangle, bringing together business and community leaders to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event raised over $100,000, which will support the American Cancer Society's goal to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.

The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) is the nationwide health organization committed to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through education, research, advocacy, and services. According to the ACS website, over 40,000 new cancer cases are estimated to have occurred in North Carolina in 2008 and over 16,000 deaths resulting from this disease. The ACS also states that more than 1,500 people are expected to die each day from cancer. The good news is that the five-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 1995 and 2001 is 65% ??" up from 50% in 1974-1976.

Serving on the 2009 Triangle Swing For A Cure Executive Committee were Chair George Richards (Richards Commercial Properties), Golf Chair Amy Watkins (Richards Commercial Properties), Sponsorship Chair Reid Fogleman (Maxwell 3), Shane Bull (Richards Commercial Properties), Bill Cowher (CBS Sports NFL Today), Tadd Hall (American Cancer Society), Kathleen Hofstadter (Red Sword Guild), Steve Jones (RBC Bank), Rich Lee (Hosted Solutions), Smokey Norris (US Foodservice), Dean Ogan (Rocky Top Hospitality), Allison Sheehan (Red Sword Guild), Mike Smith (Kane Realty), and Henry Warren (Carolina Holdings).

Sponsoring this year’s golf event were Genworth Financial, US Foodservice, Hosted Solutions, CC Mangum, Kane Realty Corporation, L&M Family of Companies, Maxwell 3, RBC Bank, Richards Commercial Properties, Rocky Top Hospitality, ATM USA, All American Relocation, Baker Roofing, Craig Davis Properties, Duke Realty Corporation, GSC Surveying, House of Raeford, Manning, Fulton & Skinner, QSM Carolinas, Thomas, Judy & Tucker, Watson Electrical, and Welsh Paper and Welsh Containers.

To donate to the American Cancer Society, visit www.acsgolf.org and click on the DONATE button. For cancer information, please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Press Contact:
C. Tadd Hall, MA Ed.
American Cancer Society
South Atlantic Division
(919) 334-5234

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Company: American Cancer Society
Contact Name: C. Tadd Hall
Contact Email: Tadd.Hall@cancer.org
Contact Phone: 919-334-5234

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