Genesis Hopes To Raise Thousands For Cancer Research

POSTED BY: Katie Jeffries
Friday, September 11, 2009 - 03:50 PM
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Hundreds of golfers are gathering in Polos and plaid to support cancer research.

The annual Genesis Pro-Am golf tournament hopes to raise more than $100,000 to purchase new state of the art equipment to fight cancer.

"A great example of that is we have recently purchased a brand new linear accelerator. It is for radiation therapy and it is about a three million dollar piece of equipment and it will bring state of the art technology to our community," tells Matthew Perry, Genesis CEO.

The money earned will also be used to purchase mammography equipment. The tournament will run through Saturday and Sunday and the golfers have a chance to win some great prizes.

"For the golfers we have some great prizes on some of the holes, hole in one, longest putt, things like that. People have an opportunity to win a car or vacation or great stereo system just depends on the hole and the competition," says Paul McClelland the Executive Director of Genesis Healthcare Foundation.

Small flags are present in front of the Zanesville Country Club to commemorate local residents who battled cancer. The tournament is dedicated to Jack Steinicke. He was the tournament winner last year and passed away from liver cancer.

Perry says cancer touches the lives of almost everyone and Genesis is working hard to fight it.

Katie Jeffries

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