Ben Sciama

Read Ben’s story below! ben My name is Ben Sciama, I am 17 and currently studying for my AS-Levels. I am in the process of organising The MGS Genesis Golf Day for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention in conjunction with my school, The Manchester Grammar School. I first came across Genesis at another golf day last year and straight away the charity left a great impression on me. Its unique nature of being the only charity in the UK entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, as well as the ambitious research studies and the important goals it sets out to achieve compelled me to get involved to help prevent breast cancer for the next generation. I approached my school and spoke to them about all the great work that Genesis are engaged in. They didn’t hesitate in offering me support in raising money. Following The MGS Genesis Golf Day, we hope to hold further events within Manchester Grammar School for Genesis. So now, my main objective is to raise as much money as possible for a fantastic charity that does so much for so many people. Specifically, we will be looking to raise money for the Predicting the Risk of Cancer at Screening (PROCAS) Study. This aims to predict breast cancer risk for women who attend routine breast screening. I believe that this is a hugely important study which has the potential to change lives. The PROCAS study needs funding so that women with an increased risk of breast cancer can be identified and offered preventative intervention. Funds are needed not only to follow up participants on the study but also to recruit women with a higher risk of breast cancer to other preventative studies. The MGS Genesis Golf Day will hopefully contribute a significant amount of the money needed for the Study and will be an enjoyable day all round. It will be held on Thursday 18th September 2014 at Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club. There will be lunch, followed by a shotgun start and a Stableford competition with teams of four in a fun yet competitive format. Straight after the golf there will be a casual dinner and a prize-giving. The entry fee for each team of four is £500, and this includes meals, green fees, prizes and a half page brochure advertisement. This is a great opportunity to play on one of the North-West’s finest courses, raising money for a great cause. I really hope that you can support us and hope to see you on the day!