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Ford Motor Company Fund Continues Longtime Support to Cancer Care
Date:1/31/2008

Lead Sponsor in Karmanos Cancer Institute's Annual Dinner, May 17

DETROIT, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will upgrade its nurse paging system, thanks to the generosity of Ford Motor Company Fund, according to Nick Karmanos, vice president of development for the Institute.

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"As Lead Sponsor for our 26th Annual Dinner May 17, Ford Motor Company Fund will help our nurses provide the best possible care and treatment to cancer patients," said Karmanos. "Ford's sponsorship, as well as its ongoing commitment to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and research, is a tremendous force in our fight against cancer."

Ford Motor Company Fund has been a major supporter of the Karmanos Cancer Institute's Annual Dinner since its inception in 1982. The Annual Dinner, which raised $930,400 last year, remains a significant source of funding for patient care, treatment and cancer research at Karmanos.

"We are pleased to continue Ford's legacy of partnering with the Karmanos Cancer Institute in helping to provide needed care for cancer patients and their families," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "It's through partnerships like this that we're able to help make our communities better places to work and live."

This year's Annual Dinner is chaired by Pam and David V. Johnson, Victor International Corporation. Held at Stonewood Farms in Clarkston, the event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception, silent auction and raffle, presented by Tiffany & Co. Dinner and evening entertainment by Marvelless Mark follows.

In addition to Ford Motor Company Fund, Compuware Corporation is the Club Sponsor and is joined by other Key Sponsors: General Motors, GMAC Financial
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SOURCE Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
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