More than $1 million raised for UW cancer center at charitable golf event

June 6, 2017 GMT

More than $1 million was raised for UW Carbone Cancer Center at an annual charity event put on by two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North, according to a statement from UW Health.

The two-day event by charitable group Andy North and Friends raised the money from a dinner and golf tournament. North, a Madison resident and skin and prostate cancer survivor, has put on fundraising efforts for the past nine year, raising more than $9 million for the cancer center.

Professional sports personalities, including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Badgers men’s basketball center and Charlotte Hornet Frank Kaminsky, participated in a golf tournament Monday at the Maple Bluff Country Club.

Other tournament participants included LPGA golfers Judy Rankin and Sherri Steinhauer, as well as Golf Channel announcer Terry Gannon and Golf Channel contributor Billy Kratzert.

Part of the $1.05 million was raised at an auction event at Wisconsin Aviation in Madison on Sunday.

Money raised by Andy North and Friends events has gone to supporting pilot research projects at the cancer center, such as a prostate cancer vaccine, according to the statement.