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June 20, 2014

Pancreatic Cancer tournament starts Friday

DUNCAN — Roughly 100 golfers will take the course at Duncan Golf and Tennis Club Friday as it holds Duncan’s fifth annual Pancreatic Cancer Golf Tournament.

It will be the third time that the club has gotten to host the event and will feature a long list of celebrities from around the state.

All of the money raised will help people who deal with the disease in the form of travel expenses for physician visits, lodging and meals amoung other things.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded also to a graduating senior who has in some way been affected by cancer.

The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club general manager Mike Hansen said the club enjoys getting to bring such a prestigous event to the public once again.

“It’s cool to get the celebrities and that kind of stuff out there, and that’s one of the draws that people have to come play,” Hansen said. “But everything the tournament is for (fundraising to help people affected by cancer), is what makes the tournament special.”

This will be the third year for the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club to host the event. Jim Edwards, a pancreatic cancer survivor is one of the main organizers of the event.

“He’s had his battle with it, and he was able to beat it,” Hansen said. “Now he’s doing his part to help other people affected with it as well.”

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