Clinton golfer to play 65 holes to raise awareness for breast cancer

(WTNH)–Male breast cancer isn’t something you hear about often. Less than one percent of all breast cancers occur in men. But as one golf

Ten years ago, Gerry Campion was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, Campion wants to help those that have helped him so much over the years. On September 26th, he’s going to play 65 holes of golf to help raise money for the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.

“I’m in fantastic shape I feel great,” Campion said. “I call myself a great-looking package with a really lousy inside. But they’ve been so good to me and the research they’ve done and different steps we’ve taken, I want to give back and this is my way of giving back.”

Last month Campion celebrated his 65th birthday, so along with family and friends they came up with the idea to play 65 holes of golf.

“I kept myself in reasonable shape. I’m using the golf cart so it won’t be that much walking. A lot of swinging,” he said.

Campion will tee off around 6am at the Clinton Country Club and he thinks it will take about 8 or 9 hours to play all those holes.

“It’s really been an incredible journey, the last ten years, with the support of my wife and my family and dear friends,” he said. “I just feel terrific. I can’t tell you how good I feel.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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