Atlanta Golf Classic Drives Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
This 7th Annual Atlanta Golf Classic was held September 27, 2016 and was co-hosted by Howard Young, John Morley, Randy Dobbs, Jane Young, Bill Young, and Steve Young. Corporate sponsors are E-Z-Go and Serta Simmons Bedding.
The tournament exclusively supports the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), whose research surrounding early detection and innovative clinical trials is bringing new hope to pancreatic cancer patients.
Tournament organizer and Atlanta businessman Howard Young had a lot to celebrate at this year’s Atlanta Golf Classic. “Thanks to TGen and its Physician-In-Chief Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, I not only have survived 14 years with this most aggressive of cancers, but my wife Becky and I have seen the marriage of two of our daughters and the recent miraculous birth of our first grandchild,” said Young, who credits TGen and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff with saving his life.
Dr. Von Hoff, who is world renowned for his contributions to pancreatic cancer research, is leading research that is resulting in longer survival for pancreatic cancer patients.
During the past 6 years, the Atlanta Golf Classic has raised nearly $1 million in support of TGen research. In 2016 the golf tournament raised an additional $200,000 for the advancement of new therapies for pancreatic cancer, now the nation’s third leading cause of cancer-related death.
The 2016 tournament field of 132 golfers was sold out quickly, so get your reserved spot early for the 2017 Atlanta Golf Classic which is expected to be held again during September, 2017 at the Capital City Crabapple Golf Club in Alpharetta, Georgia. Dates, times and information will be announced.
“We are so grateful for the tremendous support for pancreatic cancer patients that our friends in Georgia and throughout the nation have provided by participating in this tournament,” said Young, a Board Member of the TGen Foundation, and chair of its National Pancreatic Cancer Committee.
The Atlanta Golf Classic is held in association with the Scottsdale-based Seena Magowitz Foundation. “Howard Young’s remarkable battle against pancreatic cancer is a beacon of hope for all patients and an example of how TGen and Dr. Von Hoff are helping patients survive today,” said Roger E. Magowitz, President of the Seena Magowitz Foundation, which he founded in honor of his mother, Seena, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001.
8th Annual Howard Young Atlanta Golf Classic
Date: 2017 Exact date to be announced
Venue: Capital City Crabapple Golf Club
Where: Alpharetta, Georgia
For more information, becoming a sponsor, and donations, contact the following:
Roger E. Magowitz