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Golf tournament raises awareness about breast cancer

Breast cancer tends to affect not only those diagnosed, but a person's family, friends and neighbors. In fact, patients in one community are being assisted with the help of a golf tournament.

FortBendNow.com reports that the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service league have teamed up to host a charity golf tournament called Swing for the Cure, which is presented by EmeriGroup Physician Associates. The money raised will go directly to breast cancer patients in the local community.

"Breast cancer is very prevalent in my family history, as well as my wife's," Jeremy Finkelstein, medical director of EmeriGroup Physician Associates, told the news source. "And over the past few years, we've lost several young friends to the disease."

So far, organizers have raised $115,000, and are hoping to collect even more through the participation of local golfers and those who want to join the fight against breast cancer.

Though many women have beat the disease, there is still work to be done. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2009.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19876785-ADNFCR
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