Latest Athletes for a Cure Stories

2011-03-07 08:45:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BallenIsles Country Club has donated a record $75,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to support advanced research for finding better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. It's the largest donation from a one-day Golf event in the history of "battles" for Arnie's Army, Arnold Palmer's unique fundraising golf challenge that benefits the PCF. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110307/FL59532 ) "BallenIsles...

2010-04-13 11:49:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evan Denhart the son of the late Hanna Andersson co-founder, Tom Denhart, has established the Prostate Awareness Research Foundation (PAR for Life) in his father's memory. This national foundation is dedicated to eliminating death from prostate cancer - the disease that took Denhart's life in April 2009 after a 14-year battle. "After experiencing first hand the impact of prostate cancer I felt strongly that there existed a need to raise...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

Winter Vinecki, a nine-year-old girl who honored her father's fight against prostate cancer by helping to raise more than $100,000 for Athletes for a Cure and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), has been named a WebMD 2008 Health Hero. She is featured in the November/December print edition of WebMD and on the publication's online site. "WebMD is thrilled to honor Winter Vinecki as one of our 2008 Health Heroes. She has devoted herself to giving back not only to her father but to many...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

Athletes for a Cure, a fundraising initiative of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, will host its third annual CrossFit Fight Gone Bad event to raise funds for prostate cancer research on September 27. The one-day workout puts participants through a grueling workout at CrossFit affiliates nationwide. "Last year's event drew 400 participants at 60 CrossFit gyms across the U.S. and raised more than $277,000 for prostate cancer research," said Scott Zagarino, managing director of Athletes for a...

2008-09-21 15:00:27

Nine-year-old Winter Vinecki, a resident of Gaylord, Michigan, today honored her father's fight against prostate cancer by competing in the inaugural Athletes for a Cure Triathlon at the Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. Her effort helped to raise more than $100,000 for cancer research programs sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). As the youngest competitor and fundraiser in the race, Winter was given a ten-minute head start in front of the nearly 1,000 competing...

2008-06-25 09:03:32

Winter Vinecki, a nine-year-old girl from Gaylord Michigan, learned quickly that life is unpredictable. On his 40th birthday her father, Michael Vinecki, announced to his family that he had sarcomatoid carcinoma, an especially aggressive form of prostate cancer. Shocked by this rapid change in her world, Winter's reaction as a young tiathlete was to utilize her sporting skills to raise money for prostate cancer research. This Saturday, Winter, along with her three brothers and mom, will join...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.