December 28, 2010

FLHW 2010 - a year in review

A few weeks ago we made our annual donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation ( After setting what was certainly an aggressive goal of a $40,000. donation this year, a 25% increase from 2009, I am proud to say that we made it! With this donation our cumulative donation to PCF is now $175,000. In addition, each year we take advantage of a matching program which makes the overall donation $350,000.

I picked this up from the PCF website. From a personal view, the future looks very encouraging!
2010 has been a great year for advances in prostate cancer.
  • Two new drugs - Provenge and Cabazitaxel - were approved
  • Two more drugs - Denosumab and Abiraterone - are pending approval
  • A fifth drug, Ipilimumab, is in Phase III clinical trials
  • Researchers at the University of Michigan discovered the 24 types of prostate cancer
  • The cell of origin for prostate cancer was also discovered
To the FLHW Board, family, friends, donors, participants and sponsors for each of our events, I express my heart felt thanks. In the midst of the storm that is my battle with this disease, you all provide hope for me and hope for the men that will follow.

I found this story and it reinforces perhaps one of the ways we were able to accomplish this goal. You have to remember before reading this that overall charitable giving in 2009 was down again.
Kansas City Business Journal
Date: Friday, December 10, 2010, 2:49pm CST
Kansas City ranks No. 3 on a list of the nation’s most charitable cities, according to The Daily Beast.
About 3.5 percent of earnings in the city are donated.  Kansas City’s average household income is $84,923; giving per foundation amounts to $863,859; and there are 470,800 volunteers during the year — nearly 23 percent of the population.

FLHW 2010 – A year in review
(Dollar amounts below are approximate)
Poker for Prostates: February 16th 
44 Attendees
2nd Annual Friday Night in the Greenhouse: May 7th
3rd Annual FLHW Disc Golf Tournament: May 8th
43 Teams (the most ever!)
1st Annual Warrior Combines: July 24th 
20 Participants
Extensive coverage on Fox4 KC
Participated in 'The Summit to End Prostate Cancer' in Washington, DC: September 12th
Morse, Solomon & Ward/Ameriprise Customer Golf Event: September 17th
48 Players
6th Annual FLHW Golf Tournament: September 24th 
132 Players
Poker for Prostates: December 6th
33 Players

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