Karmanos Cancer Institute's 20th Annual Partners Events Honor Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr.

Published: Jul 01, 2013

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DETROIT, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 20th Annual Partners Events, a signature two-part fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos' exceptional cancer care and innovative research. This year's honorees are the Institute's largest benefactors - Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO)

The Partners Golf Classic will take place Monday, Sept. 9, at Franklin Hills Country Club. The Partners Night, a strolling dinner with a special guest comedian, will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, at The Fillmore Detroit.

Since Partners' inception, the group has raised nearly $13 million through the Partners Events to support the Karmanos Cancer Institute's exceptional state-of-the science research. This year's Partners Events will help support the additional recruitment of highly-accomplished cancer scientists, complementing the exceptional cancer research already underway at Karmanos.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. To register for the Partners Golf Classic or Partners Night, contact Lisa Koltunchik at 313-576-8106; e-mail koltuncl@karmanos.org; or visit karmanos.org/partners.

Partners Golf Classic

Partners Night

Monday, September 9

Saturday, October 5

Two shotgun starts available:

7 p.m. Reception

7 a.m. Registration, 8 a.m. Tee Time

The Fillmore Detroit

$425/Individual or $1,700/foursome

2115 Woodward Avenue

11 a.m. Registration, 1:30 p.m. Tee Time

Detroit, Michigan 48201

$495/Individual or $1,980/foursome

Benefactor: $250 each

Franklin Hills Country Club

Friend: $175 each

31675 Inkster

Franklin, Michigan 48025

The Partners Golf Classic will include a competitive golf scramble, lunch, refreshments and an awards dinner. The Partners Night will include a strolling dinner, short program, special guest comedian, exciting raffle, live entertainment and late night dancing.

Partners Executive Committee Co-Chairs are Brian Eisenberg and Michelle Mio.

Major event sponsors include Lead Sponsor Compuware Corporation and Corporate Partner Quicken Loans.

For information on additional Partners sponsorship opportunities, contact Maureen Bender at 313-576-8111 or email benderm@karmanos.org.

About the Partners
The Partners are a group of hardworking and "hands-on" volunteers, ages 25 50, who have pooled their ideas and resources and joined together for the sole purpose of raising funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Many of these dedicated volunteers are motivated by their own personal struggles or those of loved ones battling this disease. The Partners are dedicated to making sure that other families, who are facing this illness, always have a place to turn where they will receive the ultimate in patient care, education and treatment. For more information, go to http://www.karmanos.org/partners.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $265 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.

SOURCE Karmanos Cancer Institute

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