Value City Furniture is excited to announce the 12th Annual Swing Classic on August 13, 2018 at the OSU Golf Club. We look forward to continuing the tradition at this exceptional course yet again this year.
The Value City Furniture family supports many areas of Ohio State. With that in mind, each year we help raise funds for an important program through an annual golf tournament. This year, proceeds will benefit endometrial cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Endometrial cancer is one of the few cancers with both increasing incidence and death rates in the United States. Today, more than 61,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial (uterine) cancer annually across the U.S. with more than 17% of patients dying of the disease. Approximately 5% of all women with endometrial cancer are diagnosed due to the presence of an inherited condition known as Lynch syndrome. The lifetime risk for endometrial cancer for a woman with Lynch syndrome is 50%, which is 10 times higher than for a woman without Lynch syndrome. It is critically important that we escalate our efforts to understand this disease and develop new therapies to treat patients. However, only a limited number of scientists and research teams investigate endometrial cancer and get very little support from government agencies.
The Ohio State University is a leader in the efforts to research endometrial cancer and your gift will help us improve the detection and treatment of women with this disease. With your help, we can improve upon the current strategies for Lynch syndrome testing, develop tools to standardize communication efforts with at-risk family members, and reduce the cancer burden locally, statewide, and beyond.
Special thanks to our honorary co-chair, David Cohn, MD.