| August 6, 2003
Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for
Prostate Cancer Research
(Philadelphia, PA) - The 11th Annual
Jay Sigel Invitational Golf Tournament takes place on
Monday, August 11, 2003, at the Aronimink Golf Club
in Newtown Square, PA. Proceeds from the event will
benefit prostate cancer research at the Leonard and
Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
at the University of Pennsylvania.
The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 12:00 noon,
and will be followed by a silent auction and awards
dinner. Veteran sports broadcaster, Jim "Sports" Kelly,
formerly of NBC-10 and ESPN, will serve as Master of
"We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, volunteers
and spectators who help to make this tournament a success,"
says John Glick, MD, President of the Institute
and Director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University
of Pennsylvania. "Proceeds from events such as this
provide important funding for leading-edge research
in cancer at the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family
Cancer Research Institute."
Jay Sigel is a renowned Pennsylvanian sportsman and
PGA TOUR Champions Tour professional, who has won two
US amateur championships. He has made nine appearances
at the Walker Cup, including two as playing captain.
The Aronimink Golf Club is among the oldest and best
clubs in Pennsylvania, ranked 52nd among the top golf
courses in the country by Golf Digest magazine.
Established in 1997 by the Abramson Family Foundation,
the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute serves
as the forum and inspiration for integrating innovative
cancer research, education, and comprehensive patient
care at the University of Pennsylvania.
To obtain more information about the 11th Annual Jay
Sigel Invitational Golf Tournament, please call the
Tournament Office at (610) 239-2700.
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The Abramson Cancer
Center of the University of Pennsylvania was founded
in 1973 as a center of excellence in cancer research,
patient care, education and outreach. Today, the Abramson
Cancer Center ranks as one of the nation's best in cancer
care, according to US News and World Report, and is
one of the top five in National Cancer Institute (NCI)
funding. It is one of only 39 NCI-designated comprehensive
cancer centers in the United States. Home to one of
the largest clinical and research programs in the world,
the Abramson Cancer Center has 275 active cancer researchers
and 250 Penn physicians involved in cancer prevention,
diagnosis and treatment.