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Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer
Date:4/28/2008

DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) invites golfers to participate in its second annual "Drive for a Cure" Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Valley Country Club, 14601 Country Club Drive, Aurora. The private club is one of Denver's premier golf courses and has been the home to major events such as the Colorado Women's Open. The club can also boast that two of its professional golfers have been inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame.

By hosting this tournament, CCRP hopes to raise funds for clinical research and heighten public awareness of the role that clinical trials can play in helping those dealing with cancer today and those who may develop cancer in the future. Ultimately, a clinical trial may prove to be the vehicle that identifies a cure for the disease.

The benefits of clinical trials with CCRP are threefold: Firstly, they offer patients throughout Colorado access to the newest advancements in medical science, while continuing to offer the benefits of standard care. Secondly, they gauge the effectiveness of new approaches in treating a cancer, controlling the side effects of chemotherapy, or perhaps preventing a cancer altogether. Thirdly, they produce solid evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of drugs that are still under evaluation. Proceeds from this year's golf tournament will directly benefit those affected by cancer in Colorado.

"Cancer research is crucial. I'm not sure there is anyone out there who has not been personally and deeply affected by cancer. I've lost two aunts and an uncle to the disease. My office manager lost her mother to it just last year and her father is battling it now," noted Nathan Mendel, owner of Mendel & Company Construction and a sponsor of the event. "This is an event and a cause that I am proud to sponsor."

The cost of the event is $185 per player. Golfers without a foursome will be placed into teams of four. Fees include green fees, cart fees, a boxed lunch and dinner.

Registration for this year's event begins at 11:30 am. This event has a best ball scramble format and will kick off with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. In addition to first, second and third place prizes, there will be prizes for the best all-female team, closest to the pin, longest drive, and longest putt.

Additionally, there will be a "Hole in One" contest with the prize being offered by H.M. Brown & Associates. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, along with an awards dinner following the tournament. A complete schedule of events and a description of the silent auction items can be viewed at http://www.co-cancerresearch.org.

Mark Randall, former NBA player, Denver Nuggets Community Ambassador and current Chair of the "Drive for a Cure" Tournament 2008 will be playing in the tournament. "I support Colorado Cancer Research Program as they not only bring hope to countless individuals each and every day, but also to future generations," said Mark.

Major sponsors for the Golf Tournament include COPIC Financial Services, CSW Safety Services, Leopold Brothers, Longmont United Hospital, McDonald Automotive Group, Mendel & Company Construction, Metro Denver Anesthesia, Parker Adventist Hospital, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Sherman & Howard, LLC, Celgene Pharmaceuticals and Coors Brewing Company.

"Last year we were able to raise $35,000 for CCRP and we expect to surpass that amount this year," said Nicholas DiBella, M.D. "Events like this are only possible through the participation and sponsorship of generous individuals and organizations."

Deadline for registration is May 12. To register, or for more information about the tournament, call Todd McKinley at (303) 777-2663 or visit http://www.co-cancerresearch.org.

If you are unable to play or volunteer, but would like to make a tax-deductable donation to CCRP, visit http://www.co-cancerresearch.org or mail a check to The Colorado Cancer Research Program, 2253 S. Oneida St., 3rd Floor, Suite B, Denver, CO 80224.

About Colorado Cancer Research Program

The Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) is one of fifty non-profit Community Clinical Oncology Programs throughout the country that are sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. The CCRP's purpose is to ensure that cancer patients in Colorado, whether they are in the Denver metro area or in more remote locations, have easy access to the most cutting-edge cancer treatments. CCRP is a partnership of seventeen hospitals, over 100 community medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other specialists throughout Colorado that are dedicated to bringing the most advanced care to those affected by cancer. For more information on the CCRP please visit http://www.co-cancerresearch.org.

Contact: Todd McKinley

(303) 777-2663 office

(303) 726-5426 cell

tmckinley@co-cancerresearch.org


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