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Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research

August 6, 2003

(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 Ceremonies.

"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.


Release and photograph are available online at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/august03/golf.htm