Audubon Golf Pro to play 100 Holes to Support Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Eric Gilliland, Golf Pro for Audubon Country Club and early onset Colon Cancer Survivor, plans to participate in the PGA Golf Day where he will play 100 holes of golf to benefit the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. This year, they will be introducing “Golf Genius,” a live scoring system that will enable matching gifts based on birdies and pars.

"Since my diagnosis I've developed a heightened sense of responsibility to make a difference. I was stunned at how many people enthusiastically got behind my teams efforts to support the Colon Cancer Prevention Project,” said Eric Gilliland.  “I believe each year we have done a better job of raising awareness and funds to combat this largely preventable disease. Our hope is that July 16th will be our best year to date."

Eric was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was 35 years old after exhibiting multiple symptoms. In the 10 years since his diagnosis, Eric has become a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. In addition to the PGA Golf Day, Eric is also involved in planning the Colon One Golf Scramble.

This event helps support the Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s mission of eliminating preventable colon cancer death and suffering by making sure people get timely screenings. This mission is accomplished through education, advocacy, health systems improvement, and survivor support. The Project began kicking butt in Louisville, KY in 2004 and our work has grown to reach throughout the region. The Project actively works in the community to accomplish its mission by educating, empowering and putting prevention into practice.

For more information or interview request, contact Ashley Olson, Development and Program Manager for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project at 502.290.0288 or [email protected].