Drummond Golf’s charitable fundraising program, Golf Fore a Cause, has hit a pair of winning shots by presenting a cheque for $300,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to celebrate a four-year partnership and by delivering more than 4,000 hours of research into better treatment options for men with prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) acknowledged the important milestone, which was achieved with the support of Drummond Golf customers, franchisees, business partners and the golf industry. Four years in the making, Golf Fore a Cause has contributed to the achievement of very important outcomes for the 20,000 men diagnosed each year with prostate cancer.

Associate professor Anthony Lowe, chief executive for PCFA, expressed his thanks for the committed support of the Drummond Golf community.

“PCFA is truly indebted to Drummond Golf for their support over the past four years. Research has discovered more effective and less painful prostate cancer treatments. These treatments are improving survival rates and ensuring better quality of life for men living with prostate cancer,” Lowe said.

Survival rates for prostate cancer have never been higher. About 92 per cent of men will be alive five years after they are diagnosed. However, the funding of research remains vital, with nine Australian families losing a man they love to prostate cancer every day.

Jamie Cooke, chief executive of Drummond Golf, explained why it was so compelling to lend their support to this worthy cause.

“Many thousands of men walk through Drummond Golf’s doors each week. To know that one in eight of these men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives made PCFA a very logical cause for us to support,” Cooke said.

“However, Golf Fore a Cause would not have been possible without the efforts of the many Drummond Golf franchisees who fundraised passionately in their local golf communities. I would like to extend my personal thanks and congratulations to those franchisees who have contributed to this amazing $300,000 donation.”

Having achieved this amazing milestone, PCFA and Drummond Golf will continue to work together to raise prostate cancer awareness within the golf community.

Drummond Golf’s presentation of a $300,000 cheque to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) took place at a special function at NBCF’s Melbourne headquarters today (pictured above).

A partner of NBCF’s for four years, the funds raised have also been generated from Golf Fore a Cause. NBCF is the leading 100 per cent community-funded organisation investing in Australian breast cancer research. Through partnering with the community to identify, fund and champion world-class breast cancer research in Australia, NBCF is working towards zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

NBCF general manager of fundraising development Moana Wood thanked Drummond Golf for their generous support and said that the $300,000 raised would go a long way to help NBCF stop deaths from breast cancer.

“Breast cancer is the most common life-threatening cancer facing Australian women today and research is the only way to stop people dying,” Wood said. “On behalf of everyone at NBCF and all the women and men affected by breast cancer, thank you to everyone at Drummond Golf. Your generous support will enable us to further advance world-class research to stop deaths from breast cancer and create a better tomorrow for those affected.

Cooke said that the company was proud to be a long-standing partner of NBCF’s.

“Golf Fore a Cause focuses on improving our people and the communities where we live and work, and are critical components to our continued growth as a company,” Cooke said. “We are profoundly grateful for our partnership with NBCF and their commitment to help the people and communities who have suffered and continue to suffer from breast cancer.”