NEWS | May 15, 2012

Cancer Center's golf tourney to benefit prostate cancer peer navigator program

Registration now open for second annual event


The second annual Navigating Prostate Cancer Golf Tournament, sponsored by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be held Friday, June 22  from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom.

Funds raised will benefit the community-wide WeCARE! Prostate Cancer Peer Navigator Program. The program recruits and trains prostate cancer survivors to be "cancer coaches" to newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and provide accurate and current disease and treatment information, resources, and support throughout treatment.

Participants and sponsors help the cancer center fulfill requests for prostate-cancer peer navigators and provide prostate cancer educational opportunities for men throughout the region. 

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.  Lunch will be provided prior to the 1:30 p.m. shot-gun start. Green fees ($150 per player) include tee prizes, on-course refreshments, BBQ dinner, silent auction, raffles and a free round of golf on a return visit to Empire Ranch sometime during the 2012 golf season.

Non-golfing supporters are encouraged to join us for dinner ($50). Entries and sponsorships close May 18, 2012.

For more information, contact Tami Oppedahl at 916-734-9638 or tami.oppedahl@ucdmc.ucdavis.ed

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 9,000 adults and children every year, and access to more than 150 clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program engages more than 280 scientists at UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Jackson Laboratory (JAX West), whose scientific partnerships advance discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Through the Cancer Care Network, UC Davis collaborates with a number of hospitals and clinical centers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California regions to offer the latest cancer care. Its community-based outreach and education programs address disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations. For more information, visit