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9th annual Men's Event benefits prostate cancer research at U-Madded 8/9/10
Ann Arbor, MI. -- The ninth annual Men's Event to benefit prostate cancer research and education at the University of Michigan will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar, 323 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham. This event provides philanthropic support for the University of Michigan Prostate Cancer Research Program.
Since its inception, The Men's Event has raised more than $341,000 to support the battle against prostate cancer. This event brings together a prestigious group of businessmen and women, community leaders, friends and families to enjoy an evening of gourmet food, fine wine and good fellowship while learning more about prostate cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
The ticket price of $300 or two for $500 includes an unlimited bar and hors d'oeuvres, a prime steak dinner, and a silent auction with numerous sports items. The dinner's emcees will be Jim Brandstatter, the voice of University of Michigan and Detroit Lions Football, and Big Al Muskavito. David Brandon, U-M athletic director, will be the keynote speaker. A prostate cancer research update will also be presented to learn more about current research and treatment advances.
"Proceeds generated from The Men's Event are used to provide seed grants for prostate cancer research. The National Institutes of Health does not support high-risk new research with grant funding until scientific projects are well underway," says David P. Wood Jr., M.D., the George F. and Sandy G. Valassis Professor of Urology and director of urologic oncology at the U-M Medical School.
"Philanthropy provides a tremendous return on investment for our donors and our patients," he says.
Donations from those who support The Men's Event are leveraged into larger grants worth 18 times the amount raised each year.
Sponsors include Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar; the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Urology; Hank Luks, Controllor Security Systems; and Randy Cosens, The Goalie's Den.
For more information on attending The Men's Event or general information about prostate cancer research at the University of Michigan, contact Steffanie Samuels, director of development, Department of Urology, 734-615-9843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prostate cancer facts
Research at the University of MichiganAt U-M, researchers are busy identifying new drugs, new regimens and new treatment approaches to benefit men with prostate cancer and ultimately find a cure. Investigators are focusing research to develop more effective screening tests, identify targets for treatment among the various types of cancer cells, and develop effective drugs.
Private donations have allowed our scientists to advance our research. Some of the research projects now underway include:
Written by Steffanie Samuels; contact her at 734-615-9843 or E-mail:email@example.com.