2019 Cologuard Classic Makes Big Impact on Southern Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona — The 2019 Cologuard Classic tournament announced that more than US$600,000 was raised from the PGA TOUR Champions event that will soon benefit Southern Arizona youth amateur athletics, and colorectal cancer research and advocacy.

The tournament’s charitable efforts were heavily focused on raising awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of early screening and detection. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the United States.1 When caught early, 90% of colorectal cancers are treatable.1

As part of the initiatives onsite, the Cologuard Classic kicked off tournament week by hosting the Get Your Rear In Gear 5k run/walk in partnership with the Colon Cancer Coalition. This year’s event had more than 700 participants and the funds raised will support colorectal cancer education and screenings benefiting the local community. Also, the tournament hosted a Dress in Blue Day presented by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. It was an enormous success as thousands of fans, volunteers and golfers created a sea of blue with their attire — from hats to shirts, and even shoelaces.

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