Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Las Vegas Businesses Sponsor Par For the Cure Golf Tourney

LAS VEGAS — The 3rd Annual Par for the Cure Celebrity Classic golf tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Falls Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas Resort. All tournament golfers will receive a complimentary room at MonteLago Village and two passes to the Wine Walk, which includes music and sampling fine wines.

All proceeds from the event benefit breast cancer research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Nevada Cancer Institute. For registration information, visit Par For the Cure.

The event is sponsored by American Asphalt & Grading; Native Resources; Soil-Tech; Focus Property Group; Jo Ann’s Note Cards; Dallas W. Hartman, PC; Courage Sports; InsurCorp; Oakley; and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Harrah Hotel College PGA/PGM Professional Golf Management Program.

Par For the Cure is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual celebrity golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research. The inaugural and first annual golf tournaments raised a combined total of $275,000.

The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) was founded in 1945 by a group of volunteers dedicated to cancer research at UCLA. Their idea of investing in the work of promising young cancer researchers through seed grants was the basis for JCCF's formation. For more than two decades, the Seed Grant Program has helped the cancer center break new ground in the quest to defeat cancer by using funds raised from private sources to launch innovative start-up projects.

Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for the state of Nevada. A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer research institute, as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, the Institute provides hope to communities in Nevada, the southwest and beyond through research, education, early detection, prevention and high quality patient care.

Event founders chose breast cancer research as the beneficiary of this annual event because several of them have been personally impacted by breast cancer. It affects one in seven women, claiming 40,000 lives each year. This event is an excellent example of local businesses coming together to support an important cause.

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