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2012 Seena Magowitz Golf Classic


Karl Glassman
Karl Glassman
Honorary Chair
COO, EVP Leggett & Platt
Derrick Hall
Derrick Hall
Master of Ceremony
CEO & President Arizona Diamondbacks
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff
Keynote Speaker

2012 Luncheon Highlights



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An amazing 10th Anniversary 2012 Golf Classic. Over $600,000 raised and checks keep flowing in. Record crowds at all events. Enthusiasm and awesome times. An ever-enlarging group spirit totally committed to the ultimate mission of defeating pancreatic cancer.

Great news from Dr. Von Hoff. A new cancer drug combination shows significant survival improvement in late-stage patients. The Phase 2 "Seena 1 Trial" includes a drug dubbed Trojan Horse which fools cancer cells into eating themselves. The Standup To Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Team is producing more knowledge about how pancreatic tumors behave helping reach more targeted treatments. The team continues to identify cancer cell fuel supplies which helps pinpoint the next lethal blow to pancreatic tumors at the cellular level.

We were thrilled to have Karl Glassman, COO of Leggett & Patt as our Honorary Chair of the 2012 10th Anniversary SMF Golf Classic. Steve Stagner, CEO of Mattress Firm encouraged each attendee to invite one more person to the next 2013 Classic. Enlarging participation and support pays big dividends in the ongoing search to an eventual cure of pancreatic cancer.

Our thanks to Alyssa Bonagura, Ira Lee Dean, Brook Borrows and Jessi Coulter for entertaining our guests at the closing concert. And to Jess McQuire and his group for their soothing sounds. Our appreciation also to celebrities NFL QB Jim McMahon, actor Greg Itzin, NBA great Sleepy Floyd, and former NFL running back Napoleon Kaufman for attending.

Thanks also to Tara Hitchcock and Derrick Hall for lending their talents as Co- Master of Ceremonies and the Phoenix Suns for its support. Of course the Phoenix Suns Dancers always bring a brightness t to the festivities.

We could not exist without our sponsors. Legget & Platt, Mattress Firm, Sealy, Sleep Inc., Serta, Protect-A-Bed, Michael Fux Foundation, Comfort Revolution, Customatic Adjustable Bedz, Ellman Family Vineyards, Optimum, Outlast, Simmons and La Porte Wealth Strategies Group/Raymond James, Comfort Solutions, Arizona Diamondbacks, Dormeo Octaspring, Ergomotion, Fabrictech, Glideaway, Knickerbocker, Tempur-Pedic, Wells Fargo, Wesley Allen, Ameriprise, General Wholesale Beer Co. and the Morley Co.

Yet again the mattress industry proves a big heart when it comes to fighting pancreatic cancer. It was a pleasure establishing new relationships that share a common cause of beating pancreatic cancer. I look forward to their return in 2013 and beyond.

Thanks to all for making 2012 so special and rewarding. Mark your calendars for next year's classic. December 6-8, 2013.. At the Arizona Biltmore.

~ Roger E Magowitz

PS: Howard Young's 4th Annual 2013 Atlanta Golf Classic will held on October 7, 2013 at the Capital City Crabapple Golf Club in Alpharetta.

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