Press Release From The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
October 25, 2006
Contact: Candace Botnick
A Day on the Links Raises Dollars and Awareness for Prostate Cancer
Jon Runyan and other Tri-State Area Professional Athletes
Do Their Part in the Fight Against Cancer
Editor’s Note: Photos of Jon Runyan and others from the Tournament are available to download at http://www.cinj.org/aboutcinj/special_events.htm.
Mount Laurel — Celebrity sports figures including Hall of Fame members from the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles met at Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel on October 3rd to help raise awareness of prostate cancer - a disease that will strike one in six men this year alone. Hosted by Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan, the second annual Score for the Cure golf tournament brought in $100,000 to support prostate cancer research at the Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Philadelphia Eagles who joined Jon Runyan for the day of festivities and purpose were David Akers, Dirk Johnson, Ben Hawkins, Irving Fryar, Jon Harris, Mike Quick, Joe Pagliei, Merrill Reese, Mike Mamula, Tommy MacDonald and Harold Carmichael. Philadelphia Phillies’ Terry Harmon, Gary Maddox and Art Mahaffey also played. In addition, Mike Rozier [Atlanta Falcons], Brian Propp [Philadelphia Flyers], Todd MacCoulough [Philadelphia 76ers], and Bobby Shantz and Bobby Brown [New York Yankees] joined the festivities along with Wil Royster [Baltimore Orioles], Don Tollefson [Fox 29] and Beasley Reese [CBS 3] and Val Skinner, a veteran on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour.
“We are extremely grateful to Jon Runyan and all his fellow athletes for their participation in and assistance with helping us raise dollars and awareness of prostate cancer,” said Ronald A. Morton, Jr., M.D., Chief of Urologic Oncology at CINJ and Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Our tournament would not have been such a success without the help of Ramblewood Country Club’s owner, John Goodwin, who gave his heart and soul to this event.”
“Teamwork wins football games and teamwork will win the battle against prostate cancer,” said Runyan. “More research is needed and if we can help provide support, then we are happy to do so.”
About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection,
treatment and care of patients with cancer. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice-quite literally bringing research to life. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. To support CINJ, please call The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation at 1-888-333-CINJ.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides a mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community. Partner Hospitals: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Atlantic Health System (Morristown Memorial Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, Overlook Hospital). Affiliate Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, Cooper University Hospital (CINJ at Cooper),* Jersey Shore University Medical Center, JFK Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (CINJ-Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School,* and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate