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6th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament Hits It Out of the Park For Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund
Date:7/1/2009

WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund of Columbia University Medical Center (the Fund) and BrainLAB teamed up again this year for the 6th Annual Charity Softball Tournament and all-star after-party at ESPNZone in New York City. The June 6 event raised funds to support the advancement of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of childhood brain tumors.

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"This year's Tournament was a home run for the kids! To see how support for our organization has grown is inspiring--this is an important cause and the tournament gives us an opportunity to have fun with a positive impact," said Rick Komotar, M.D., Columbia University resident and founder of the Fund.

Neurosurgeons from 19 institutions, including Columbia University Medical Center; Cornell University; New York University; Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Harvard University; Yale University; The Johns Hopkins University; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Emory University; Duke University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Utah; Dartmouth College; Thomas Jefferson; Northwestern University; University of Alabama; Barrow Neurological Institute; Penn State University and the University of Florida and a special all-star celebrity team joined forces on the baseball fields of Central Park and went to bat for the Fund, raising approx. $200,000.

Columbia University Medical Center won the tournament and was presented with the championship trophy during the after-party. "The J. Lawrence Pool Memorial Trophy," named in honor of the former Columbia University neu
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