February 10, 2010
This Just In
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Women Playing For T.I.M.E.® Named ING Tournament Service Industry Honor Winner Orlando, FL (February 9, 2010) –
Women Playing For T.I.M.E. (Technology, Immediate diagnosis, Mammography and Education) was recently honored with the Tournament Service Award for its contributions to the golf community at the 17th ING Annual Industry Honors, which some have called the “Academy Awards of the golf industry.”
The ING Industry Honors program is conducted annually by the non-profit, 20-year-old International Network Of Golf to recognize outstanding achievement in the golf business. WPFT was honored for their dedication to raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and programs at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando through their signature golf tournaments held throughout the year.
The awards ceremony took place during the Industry Honors Presentation Press Conference at the PGA Merchandise Show, which was held at the Orange County Convention Center on January 29. “Women Playing For T.I.M.E. is proud to be recognized for our success. We are passionate about using the game of golf for a greater purpose: to defeat cancer,” said Elaine Lustig, chair and co-founder. “It has given us a platform to raise money, educate women, and ultimately save lives.”
For more information about Women Playing For T.I.M.E., please visit wpft.org or contact Lynda Canatay at 321.841.2272, email@example.com.
Women Playing for T.I.M.E. ® (Technology, Immediate diagnosis, Mammography and Education) was co-founded by Elaine Lustig and Sheila Solomon in 1993 in partnership with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, a part of Orlando Health. WPFT is a volunteer organization comprised of local women who dedicate their time, financial resources and efforts to raising awareness and financial support for the early detection, prevention and ultimately a cure of cancers affecting women. Since its inception, WPFT has raised more than $8 million through signature golf and tennis tournaments and a variety of other events throughout the year. Funds support breast cancer research and programs at M. D. Anderson – Orlando, including the purchase of technologies that provide for the immediate diagnosis and education of other forms of female-related cancers. More information is available at wpft.org.
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, part of Orlando Health, is affiliated with The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as the top cancer treatment center in the U.S. and has ranked it as one of the top two cancer centers for the past 13 years. Orlando Health, a 1,780-bed community-owned, Florida not-for-profit organization established in 1918, annually serves nearly two million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients. More information is available at mdandersonorlando.org.