Urologists urged to pitch in for 'Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer'

July 8, 2005

Prostate cancer survivor Arnold Palmer is encouraging urologists to assist in the effort to raise awareness and funding for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Prostate cancer survivor Arnold Palmer is encouraging urologists to assist in the effort to raise awareness and funding for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The "Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer" campaign hopes to identify men and women to offer assistance through golfing events within the golfing community by facilitating closest-to-the-pin contests at their clubs.

The program's organizers are asking urologists to communicate the campaign to their patients, display literature in their office, encourage golfing colleagues to request a contest at their local golf club, and encourage local service groups (eg, Kiwanis, Rotary Clubs) to include an Arnie's Army contest in their annual golf tournaments.

The program is a one-day, one-hole event built around a closest-to-the-pin contest. Banners, posters, and other materials carry the program logo. An entry fee of $20 entitles a player to participate and raises funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Each player receives a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest, a prostate cancer awareness card, and an Arnie's Army token of appreciation. The winner of the contest receives a golf prize typically valued around $200.

For information, visit www.arniesarmybattles.com.