Force 3’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament will Benefit The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc.

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2015 fellowship will support critical Ewing Sarcoma research

Force 3's 19th Annual Golf Classic on April 24, 2015 will benefit The Children's Cancer Foundation, Inc.

With the help of Force 3 and CCF, we hope to improve survival rates for patients diagnosed with cancer.

Force 3, The Network Security Company, today announced that it will host its 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on April 24, 2015 at Lake Presidential Golf Course in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. ® (CCF) is a local charity committed to raising funds for research and treatment of cancers that affect children. Despite paramount advances in cancer treatment in recent decades, cancer still remains the leading cause of death in children. In its effort to fight pediatric cancer, CCF provides critical funding to researchers and facilities focused on treating and curing pediatric cancers.

Force 3 has supported charities like CCF for nearly 20 years through its annual golf tournament, summer crab feast, and other fundraising events. This year, in conjunction with CCF, Force 3 is proud to sponsor a $100,000 research fellowship for Dr. Jeff Toretsky, a pediatric oncologist from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Toretsky has been studying Ewing Sarcoma, a rare cancer of the bone or soft tissue, since 1992. Approximately half of all Ewing Sarcoma patients are aged 10-20 years at the time of first diagnosis, making this the second most common primarily malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. Nearly 500 cases of Ewing Sarcoma are diagnosed in North America each year.

The Force 3 fellowship will aid Dr. Toretsky and his team in the development of a drug that specifically targets this cancer. At the same time, they hope to improve the survival rates for Ewing Sarcoma patients while extrapolating research and evidence from this work to support the treatment of other childhood cancers.

“With the help of Force 3 and CCF, we now have the opportunity to explore an idea that is very important, and one that would otherwise have had difficulty getting funded,” said Dr. Toretsky. “Our hope is that this fellowship will help us to not only improve survival rates for patients with Ewing Sarcoma, but to create an entirely new class of cancer drugs that will help treat patients diagnosed with other cancers as well.”

The Golf Tournament will raise additional funds for CCF. For tournament details and registration, please visit http://birdeasepro.com/F3Crushincancergolf.

About Force 3
Force 3 is the network security company, providing infrastructure services to design, deploy, support and maintain their clients’ technology needs. Their team of passionate experts includes industry leading security professionals, with the highest levels of certifications, proficiencies and experience. Force 3 boasts the only dedicated support service offering in the Federal market, ensuring optimal uptime to keep your infrastructure running efficiently. Whether an enterprise network, mobility, collaboration, data center or next-generation solution – Force 3's highly trained engineers and strategic partnerships deliver secure solutions for agencies who demand value and reliability.

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