Pros4Care holds 12th golf benefit for prostate cancer awareness

October 17, 2019 By    

The Pros4Care golf benefit brings awareness in the propane industry to the prevalence of prostate cancer and the importance of regular exams.

Pros4Care golf benefit photo of former NFL offensive lineman Flozell Adams and Ed Varney of RegO

Ed Varney of RegO, right, welcomes former NFL offensive lineman Flozell Adams to the Pros4Care golf benefit at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. Photo by Brian Richesson

Event organizers, prostate cancer survivors, company sponsors and other attendees again drove home that message Oct. 14 at the nonprofit organization’s 12th annual golf tournament, held at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas.

Members of the propane industry and backers of the event, including former NFL offensive lineman Flozell Adams (Cowboys/Steelers) and Steve Eagar, a reporter and news anchor for Fox 4 News in Dallas, were among about 100 attendees, according to organizers.

Eagar spoke to the golfers about his own experience with prostate cancer and having to undergo prostate surgery two months ago. Because 1 in 9 men will face prostate cancer in their lifetime, Eagar says, regular checkups and early detection are integral to defeating the disease. If detected early, prostate cancer is highly curable, he adds.

“Just like mammograms are important for breast cancer, PSA tests are important for men,” Eagar says. “Get it done, get it taken care of. It is painless. It’s just a blood test.”

He says the Pros4Care golfers “can make a difference by spreading the word.”

Pros4Care was founded in 2006 by propane industry members Pat Hyland, now of the Propane Education & Research Council; former Heritage Propane President Bill Powers; and Ed Varney of RegO Products. In addition to raising awareness of prostate cancer, Pros4Care educates patients with vital information and provides financial support when needed.

Pros4Care refers to “propane professionals promoting prostate health.”

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3748.

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