About Know Your Score
Myrtle Beach, recognizing the opportunity it has with the large number of male visitors to area golf courses, has formed the Know Your Score – Fight Prostate Cancer effort to make a difference in battling this disease. The Myrtle Beach Golf community has formed a steering committee, and along with ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer, we intend to raise $250,000 for research and to educate men on the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.
Legendary college basketball coach Jim Boeheim is a prostate cancer survivor and will serve as the 2009 National Chairman for Know Your Score. Jim is very active in the campaign and is a perfect example of how early detection can save your life.
The initial inspiration for the Know Your Score campaign was provided by long-time Myrtle Beach businessman Tom Quinn, who is battling prostate cancer. Recognizing that target audience for prostate cancer screening - men over 40 - coincided with the Myrtle Beach's core golfer, Quinn provided the impetus for a program that hopes to save lives across the country.
About ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer
ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer sets the standard for rapidly reducing the burden of prostate cancer
on American men and their families through awareness, outreach, and advocacy. Their publicity campaigns and partnerships educate men and their families about the risks of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection.
ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer boasts the nation’s only mobile prostate cancer screening program, The Drive Against Prostate Cancer, which has tested more than 65,000 men during stops in at-risk and underserved communities while the website, FightProstateCancer.org, and weekly e-newsletters, aware, are America’s leading sources for information about prostate cancer. Further, ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer also actively works with government officials to increase federal funding for prostate cancer research. Since ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer was founded in 1996, annual federal funding for prostate cancer research has increased five-fold, to $469 million.