With September designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Lamkin Corporations Grips for Life program has just topped $300,000 in donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Lamkin first unveiled the companys goal of raising one million dollars in partnership with Arnold Palmer and the Prostate Cancer Foundation two years ago. In the Grips for Life program, Lamkin donates a portion of the proceeds from domestic Lamkin-branded grip sales to help fund prostate cancer research.
“Mr. Palmer, who has played Lamkin grips throughout his career, is a prostate cancer survivor and an active participant in the campaign to defeat a disease that will affect more than 234,000 men this year,” says Bob Lamkin, president and CEO of Lamkin. “In the time it takes to play a round of golf, 120 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Were determined to do our part in eventually reversing this statistic.
“Prostate cancer is one of the biggest killers in the United States,” adds Lamkin. “Were determined to fight this disease that affects so many in the golfing community, and we invite golfers, distributors, retailers and clubmakers to join us in the effort.”
“Lamkin is a valued partner in the fight against prostate cancer,” says Leslie D. Michelson, chief executive officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “On behalf of the two million men currently battling the disease, and the three million more who will be compelled to join the fight in the coming decade, Lamkin's donation will go a long way toward helping researchers find better treatments and a cure for this disease.”