It is our belief that One Man Can Make A Difference. Whether you are the doctor, patient, relative, or friend – you can make a difference.
Our goal is to give you an avenue to make that difference. The vehicle we chose is an annual sporting clay shoot. All proceeds will be directed towards Tulane Cancer Center for prostate cancer research. At Tulane, Dr. Oliver Sartor has dedicated his life and focused his career on patients with advanced prostate cancer, and he is surrounded by a team of fellow oncologists, surgeons, and basic science researchers, all working together toward the same goal – new treatment options and hopefully one day a cure for this disease.
Early detection of prostate cancer greatly improves the chances of longevity and quality of life for those who have been diagnosed.
Did you know….
- Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men.
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
- About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
- About 1 man in 39 will die of this disease.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that:
- About 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018.
- About 29,430 men in the U.S. will die of the disease in 2018.
This is my motivation for contributing to the research being done at Tulane Cancer Center. I feel obligated and passionate about giving Dr. Sartor and his colleagues at Tulane the tools to continue the quest for a cure. I encourage you to visit their website, so that you can learn more about the cutting-edge prostate cancer research that is being done there. Dr. Sartor is one man making a difference, and he is able to make an even bigger difference not only because of our support, but also because he is surrounded by a dynamic prostate cancer team at Tulane, made up of brilliant men and women who are working toward the same cause. That is why Tulane Cancer Center is the most qualified venue to receive funding specifically targeted at prostate cancer research.
This sporting clay shoot and fundraiser is in memory of my brother, Connie Mack Boykin. This one man not only made a difference in my life, but in the lives of our family members, friends, and anyone who has ever crossed his path. His courage inspired everyone who knows him. Through his inspiration we have become passionate about finding a cure for prostate cancer. Connie Mack Boykin is one man who is still making a difference.
My wife as well as many of my relatives and friends have battled cancer. I am sure you have loved ones or know someone affected by cancer. We should be relentless in our mission to be a part of the cure. I believe research will have far-reaching effects in the treatment of all cancers.
Please help us with this event in an unprecedented way. We welcome contributions of any size or type – donated funds, items, or the gift of your time through volunteering. Your support will advance this cause. This is an opportunity for you, as one person, to make a difference. But even more importantly, just like the Prostate Cancer Team at Tulane, we have the opportunity to stand together and make an even bigger impact on countless lives. The action you take today may extend the life of someone you know. If we make the choice to stand together, we will not be defeated.
Dr. Sartor’s passion to cure this horrible disease was also my brother’s passion, and in turn, my passion.
We Will Not Be Defeated!
I am indebted to the many doctors and caregivers who have worked with my family. They have provided quality care and utilized the most current clinical treatments. I pray every day for a cure. I cherish every day we are given.
Michael L. Boykin