Here are my random thoughts as I get a grip on having cancer at 42 (now 49) years old. I would like to inspire hope in all of you and in myself as well as to provide a place for you to keep track of me through this ordeal.
May 17, 2011
2011 Prostate Cancer Doubles Shootout
Last Saturday 87 disc golfers competed in the 4th Annual FLHW ‘Prostate Cancer Doubles Shootout’. I would like to thank our Board members and volunteers who did a wonderful of job putting this event together. The spirit of this event is always inspiring!!!
There were 5 teams from St. Louis, two from Marshall, MO, one each from Topeka and Wichita, KS as well as one from Lincoln, NE. The rest of the players were from Kansas City and surrounding areas. Though the weather was chilly with an overcast sky the winds died down for round two and the afternoon was quite enjoyable!
Lunch as always included our infamous salmon burgers, and much more. We were entertained by a champion Frisbee dog, Towser and the players finished the break with a Ring of Fire filled with tons of prizes!
Due to my love for the sport, this might be my favorite event of the year. It also ranks up there because of the underling purpose of the event. Yes, it is great to raise some money for the cause, but more importantly, I appreciate the opportunity to address a group of men and women that are at or near the optimal age for starting to be concerned about Prostate Cancer and improving their health in general. At the end of the day, if one person gets tested or begins having conversations with their doctor about their health, then it’s mission accomplished!