The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. In 2012, almost 300,000 new cases of breast cancer will be discovered, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. Fortunately, those numbers have been decreasing in recent years, due in large part to breast cancer research and education. The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) continues to make strides in its breast cancer research thanks to Weston Solutions, Inc. charity golf tournament, Fight from the Fairway. The 11th annual golf outing was held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Honeybrook Golf Club in Honey Brook, PA. All proceeds from the event went to support breast cancer research at LIMR and the comprehensive educational and support programs of Breastcancer.org.
"Continuing its proud tradition, the Fight from the Fairway team continues to be one of our most dedicated supporters in the fight against breast cancer by Lankenau researchers,” stated George Prendergast, PhD, Professor, President and CEO of LIMR. “This year, thanks to the stalwart leadership of Weston Solutions and the generous donors who support this golf tournament, LIMR scientists have taken a prognostic biomarker they discovered for breast cancer and have begun to turn it into a target for antibodies that can specifically attack the breast cancer. This exciting development, made possible by the funds raised by Fight from the Fairway, shows how a group of dedicated individuals can help advance research for improved patient care and medicine."
Weston Solutions has been raising funds for over a decade to increase awareness and knowledge about breast cancer and breast health and to help eradicate the disease through clinical research. Fight from the Fairway began as a way to help show support for Weston employee Karen Schneider when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. Unfortunately, Karen lost her battle in the spring of 2008, and this fundraising event continues in her memory, having raised nearly $340,000 for breast cancer research and education.
After the participants completed the 18-hole scramble, Dr. Prendergast updated the golfers and guests on the latest breast cancer research at LIMR. Special guest Don Tollefson, a local sports celebrity, was Master of Ceremonies, helping hand out prizes and awards after the barbeque. Along with Weston Solutions, Inc., other key event sponsors included Johnson Matthey and Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP.
To donate or learn more, visit www.FightFromTheFairway.org.
About Weston Solutions
Weston Solutions, Inc. is a global leader in environmental, sustainable, and energy solutions, property redevelopment, and design/build construction. Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company’s 1,800 people reach out from 60 offices to build strong stakeholder relationships and produce solutions that work. Weston has been responding to its clients’ toughest problems for more than 50 years. For more information about Weston Solutions, visit www.westonsolutions.com.
About Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Founded in 1927, the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research center located in suburban Philadelphia on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Part of Main Line Health, LIMR is one of the few freestanding, hospital associated medical research centers in the nation. The faculty and staff at the Institute are dedicated to advancing an understanding of the causes of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. This information is used to help improve diagnosis and treatment of these diseases as well as find ways to prevent them. LIMR is also committed to extending the boundaries of human health and well-being through technology development and the training of the next generation of scientists and physicians. To learn about LIMR, visit www.limr.org.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast health and breast cancer. Its mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, informing and empowering them to make the best decisions for their lives.
Since its inception, Breastcancer.org has become the number-one online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, with more than 6,000 pages of expert-reviewed information and a robust, dynamic peer support community. Breastcancer.org receives more than 10 million visits each year. For more information, please visit www.breastcancer.org.