Not only was the event a lovely outing on a Saturday, it benefitted such a wonderful and important cause. Proceeds from the event went towards support for cutting-edge research in cancer biology and funding for fellowships for postdoctoral scientists.
“It is important to support cancer research, because statistically speaking, one in three Americans will be touched by the disease,” said Jane Broderick, Director of Golf Operations at PGA National. “On the human side, it is a devastating disease that can ravage the human body, and causes emotional suffering for all involved.”
In total, the accumulative PGA National initiatives have raised over $1 million. This has supported six years of clinical trials, Women’s Cancer Awareness Day (WCAD) fellowships launched by the PGA National WCAD Committee, totaling over $700,000.
Such positive feedback came from this event. Because this was such a success, the PGA National’s senior management team and members have decided to continue this event for years to come. The second annual PGA National Scripps Florida Cancer Research Golf Challenge is scheduled for April 1, 2017. Guests can expect nothing but the best for this growing event. For more information on the event and PGA National Resort & Spa, visit www.pgaresort.com. To learn more about The Scripps Research Institute, visit www.scripps.edu.