ABOUT 17 teams will hit the green today in Yokine to for the sixth annual Rough Rider Rudling Corporate Golf Day.
The 18-hole event at WA Golf Club took the Giles Partners Chartered Accountants and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) a year to plan in order to increase awareness of prostate cancer, and raise funds for research and patient support and education.
Managing partner Jason Giles said the event was held in memory of former client Peter Rudling who passed away from prostate cancer in 2010.
“Peter was a valued client who passed shortly after being diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer,” Mr Giles said.
“The loss left us feeling helpless and overwhelmed, and this event allows us to channel our energies towards a positive cause.”
Prostate cancer survivor Keith Daddow will make a post game presentation.
In 2009, at 40 years old, father of three Mr Daddow received a phone call from his father stating that he, at 66, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and Keith had better go to the doctors and get a prostate exam.
PCFA WA state manager Cate Harman said early detection was the key to saving lives.
“It is the efforts of passionate people who have been touched by this disease that really drive our fundraising efforts and for that we are incredibly grateful,” she said.