The Fifth Annual Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament raised $22,000 to support Beebe Medical Center’s (Lewes, Del.) free prostate cancer screenings and education efforts. The annual tournament takes place each summer at the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro.
“Prostate Cancer takes the lives of more than 30,000 men each year,” says Bob Davis, founder and chairman of the tournament. “Early detection via screening is the secret to survival. We are proud to have raised more than $110,000 to support the free screenings and other prostate-cancer related outreach that Beebe Medical Center has brought to our community.”
Each September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Beebe Medical Center draws attention to this disease by offering free prostate cancer screenings. Beebe Medical Center urologists volunteer their time to do the screenings.
Throughout the year, Cathy Ward, RN, Beebe Medical Center’s cancer screening nurse navigator, also educates the community about prostate cancer and aides men in obtaining screenings and paying for treatment when necessary. “The chances for long-term survival with a good quality of life vastly increase when the diagnosis of prostate cancer is made early,” Ward says.