The Urology Care Foundation hosted Kick Off for a Cure at the Goal Post Gala, an evening celebration of friends and supporters coming together to raise awareness and funding for prostate cancer research and urologic health. The event was held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and featured a cocktail reception and silent auction. Mr. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and founder, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, served as the honorary chairman for the event. Notable attendees included: Mr. Mike Haynes, Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer® spokesman and prostate cancer survivor; Master of Ceremonies Steve Burton, sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News in Boston; and former American Urological Association (AUA) Board member Dr. Richard Babayan of Boston University Medical Center, as well as several NFL alumni from the New England Patriots.
Thanks to the generosity of many the event was a resounding success, raising over $260,000 for prostate cancer research. Proceeds from the event enabled the Foundation to endow the Robert J. Krane, MD, Urology Research Scholar Fund. This legacy of hope and urologic health established in memory of an extraordinary man will continue to inspire urologic discovery and support the work of valuable research efforts in prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and neurourology for many years to come.
We are pleased to announce the new 2013 Robert J. Krane Urology Research Scholar Award recipient, Mark Preston, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Preston was selected among dozens of applicants through a highly competitive peer review process administered by the AUA Office of Research. Dr. Preston's research project will investigate the etiology and epidemiology of Finasteride's relationship with prostate cancer.