SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - An upcoming golf tournament is raising awareness about lung cancer.

This is the 26th annual Springfield Golf Classic.

It starts on Monday at the Illini Country Club.

The tournament has been around for a long time, but this year, it is focusing on women.

The American Lung Association reports women's lung cancer rates have spiked 84 percent in the past 42 years.

Over the years, the golf classic has raised more than $1.6 million to fight lung disease.