Earlier this month, Dr. Daniel Lauer participated in the 10th annual PGA National Women’s Cancer Awareness Days. This was his sixth year as a sponsor in memory of his late grandmother. Since 2004 the event has gathered the public to work together to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered from cancer. This year’s event took place from Saturday, February 7th to Thursday, February 12th.
The purpose of the competition is to create awareness and raise money for cancer research programs at Scripps Florida located in Jupiter. Last year’s activities funded five fellowships alone. During this year’s event, there were tournaments in tennis, golf, bridge, and croquet, as well as an auction and awards ceremony.
In addition to seeing the negative effects of cancer in his own family, Dr. Lauer is passionate about finding a cure resulting from his experience treating afflicted patients with declining oral health, such as periodontal disease. It is estimated that more than 30,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, which is why Dr. Lauer urges patients to undergo a screening twice a year with a board-certified periodontist. By doing so, he emphasizes that the risk of cancer worsening can be lowered if not completely prevented.
To learn more about the PGA National Women’s Cancer Days, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauer for a cancer screening, please contact Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.