I think we can all agree cancer sucks. What's worse is that it is virtually unavoidable. A report to the National Cancer Program estimates that approximately 41% of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. That number is staggering, though like so many of you, I've seen those horrible odds play out through the direct impact on my family and friends. That said, there is hope. There have been massive strides made over recent years in cancer research and development that have helped with early detection methods, revolutionary treatment and other significant breakthroughs that have helped stem the tide. And yet there is MUCH more work to be done.
For my small part, on June 17th, I am going to play in the 8th Annual Golf Marathon at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northboro, MA. What is a golf marathon? An unbelievable day of camaraderie, golf, and great memories where 60+ golfers of all skill levels are sponsored to play 100 holes of golf in one day. More importantly, the goal of the day is to help collectively raise over $250,000 to positively impact the life of cancer patients. Proceeds from this year's event will be directed to The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, providing financial assistance to cancer patients and their families, helping them focus on recovery – not bills.
While I admittedly hate asking for donations, I do so today knowing the significant impact of these donations in this fight against cancer and the families direcly impacted by this horrible disease. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I sincerely appreciate it.