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Women’s Cancer Awareness Day PGA National 2012

By Dave Keys

Women's Cancer Awareness 2012 PGA National

This year’s 7th Annual Women’s Cancer Awareness Day at PGA National will take place between January 28th and February 2nd. For a full schedule of the times and happenings please go to our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jeffrealty. Please be sure and LIKE the page and check in often as I’ll post more information about the event and Scripps Research Department of Cancer Resarch, this year’s beneficiary.

Last year at this time, my Mom, Bette was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. She had her Chemotherapy, Proton Radiation Therapy, and surgery at MD Anderson in Houston. And one year later she is Cancer Free!

Keep up with event happenings on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jeffrealty

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I stopped by the other day to meet with Scripps so I could gather information about Scripps. In the lobby I had a chance encounter with Dr. Antonio Amelio. Dr. Amelio is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Cancer who collaborates on one of the 10 different labs dedicated to cancer.

Scripps FloridaThere are 47 labs in all. Each lab is headed up by a Principal Investigator and anywhere form 3-23 scientists, PHDs, Research Techs or graduate students make up these labs. Dr. Amelio collaborates with MD Anderson and the University of Florida. Dr. Amelio knew of my Mom and would be discussing her with Dr. Adel K El-Naggar MD, PHD at MD Anderson. What a small world.

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The clinical research that Scripps does is so important. Clinical trials on my Mom explore why the cancer occurred in the first place. Was it 2nd hand smoke from my Grandpa? Radiation on her tonsils that was done when she was 4 years old? The money donated from events like these will benefit these events. So please take part. Great sponsoring opportunities to market your business. Or partake in golf, table games, tennis, auctions, luncheon, card games, 5k walk, croquet and so much more.


Posted in PGA National on January 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm.


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