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News Archive - Progress Newsletter Spring 2002 Online
University Cancer Foundation's Season Rolls Along
The University Cancer Foundation (UCF) has a mission to raise funds for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as to raise awareness of it as a premier cancer institution. The UCF was founded in 1999 by Jay Alix, of Jay Alix & Associates and Questor Partners Funds, and Steven J. Radom, of the Imperial Group, Inc.
This season began with UCFs signature event, the 6th annual Tailgate, chaired as always by Gilbert Buzz Silverman of the Silverman Companies. Prior to the U-M vs. Illinois game on Sept. 29, 100 fans were entertained by sportscaster Eli Zaret and Green Bay Packer star Harlan Huckleby, and dined on a delicious Zingermans barbecue. Patron VIPs received autographed footballs and all attendees enjoyed fantastic mid-field stadium seats. PricewaterhouseCoopers, led by Partner-in-Charge Stephen DArcy, was the major sponsor for the third year in a row.
Supporters barely had time to warm up from the gorgeous fall afternoon before they were rocking at a brand new event, Happy Trails Lead to Turtle Lake. Made possible by the generous sponsorship of David V. Johnson of Victor International, a Diamonds and Denim Moondance was held on October 18 at the Stables of Turtle Lake in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Chaired by Jay Alix, and Fair and Steven Radom, more than 200 denim and diamond-attired revelers enjoyed a gourmet strolling dinner, danced to the wild music of Marvellous Mark, and helped raise over $150,000.
Detroit Lion Pro-Bowler and sack king
Robert Porcher and his wife Kimberly
were so moved by their visit to the U-M Cancer Center that they
decided to establish the Robert and Kimberly Porcher Cancer
and Research Relief Fund. The Fund assists families with daily
expenses related to cancer treatment for their children. Along
with Style magazine and Neiman Marcus, the Porchers hosted
the 1st Annual Celebrity Stylemaker event on November 24.
Motown and Manhattan savvy collided for a festive evening
of fashion, shopping and entertainment that raised more than
For sponsorship opportunities or ticket information for any UCF events, please contact Laura Stern at 248-262-8442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is part of the Cancer Center's News Archive, and
is listed here for historical purposes.