Robey Willis, founder of the Carson City Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, urged participants to sign up early for this year’s golf tournament and other events.
“The golf tournament completely sold out last year,” he said. “It would be prudent for people to get in while they can.”
The second annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day will feature a 5K walk/run, bench press competition and golf tournament, on Sept. 19 at Empire Ranch Golf Course.
Willis said last year’s event was a success.
“We had a wonderful time,” he said. “It was just a ball.”
The four-person scramble golf tournament begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 per person. Registration forms can be picked up at Empire Ranch Golf Course Pro Shop or at www.visitcarsoncity.com.
The 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. at the clubhouse. The cost is $30.
Register at CV Sports, 3790 Highway 395, Suite 402, or Kaia FIT, 3633 Research Way, or register online at Active.com or www.visitcarsoncity.com.
Packet pick-up will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kaia FIT.
The bench press championships will begin 7 a.m. at the clubhouse patio. The entry fee will be $10 for three lifts and will be accepted at the event.
Last year, the event raised about $10,000. The bulk went to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, with $2,500 going to a scholarship for a local girl whose mother died of pancreatic cancer.
Willis said the proceeds will be used the same way this year.
“It’s that silent killer,” he said. “Nationally, only 6 percent survive it. It is expected to be the second biggest killer of cancers by 2020.”
Sponsorships of $100 per hole are also being accepted. They may be made in honor of someone who’s struggling with the disease or who has died from it.
For more information, email Robey Willis at Robeybarb@sbcglobal.net.