Champions of the Green: BallenIsles Men’s Golf Association Hosts Annual Prostate Cancer Tournament
Philanthropy in Action

Braving wind and rain, a field of more than 200 dedicated golfers hit the greens on March 6, for the 12th consecutive year of the BallenIsles Men’s Golf Association Prostate Cancer Golf Tournament. Co-chaired by Jerry Blumberg and Warren Hudson, the tournament supports scientists at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology in their pursuit of improved treatments and, one day, a cure for prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer affects an estimated one in eight men during their lifetime and according to the American Cancer Society, it is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States. Finding new ways to address this leading health challenge is an important endeavor and philanthropic support of research is critical to moving innovative ideas out of the lab and into the clinic where there are nearly 300,000 newly diagnosed men waiting for better treatment options.

“Philanthropic gifts support the training and education of future scientists in the form of fellowships, they help push forward our understanding of prostate cancer as a disease and advance new ideas that may one day become effective treatments,” said Patrick Griffin, Ph.D., scientific director and professor of molecular medicine at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute. “We are grateful to all who participated this year and are especially thankful Jerry Blumberg, Warren Hudson, and Larry Kieffer for their leadership and passion for making this event a success, and for making a significant impact on prostate cancer research.”

If you’d like to join the BallenIsles Men’s Golf Association in their fight against prostate cancer by making a gift, please click here, or reach out to Alexa Butler,, (561) 228-3360.