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Oct. 1 ‘Go Nuts’ Golf Play Day to raise awareness for testicular cancer
By Doug Halberstadt
The second annual “Go Nuts” Golf Play Day, hosted by WXRX 104.9FM, will be Friday, Oct. 1, at Timber Pointe Golf Club, in Poplar Grove, Ill., with a shotgun start at noon.
The purpose of the “Go Nuts” golf event is to raise awareness and funds for testicular cancer prevention and research. The beneficiary of this year’s event is Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center, a local non-profit organization that offers complimentary programs and services to cancer patients and survivors (healingpathwayscrc.org).
The cost to play in the “Go Nuts” Golf Play Day is $75 per person. That includes greens fee, cart, beverages, dinner, T-shirt and the chance to win great prizes. To register your foursome, contact Michelle Marcomb, promotions director, Maverick Media, at (815) 874-7861. The “Go Nuts” event includes a fabulous silent auction, including an autographed football by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, an autographed golf club from PGA great Peter Jacobson, gift certificates and much more.
More than 8,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year. The disease occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39, and is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34. The exact causes of testicular cancer are not known. Several factors increase a man’s chance of developing this disease, including congenital abnormalities, history of testicular cancer, and family history of testicular cancer.
“For too long, men have been uncomfortable talking about their health,” said Paul Anthony Arco, a testicular cancer survivor. “Thanks to events such as the ‘Go Nuts’ Golf Play Day, that’s about to change.”
From the Sept. 22-28, 2010 issue