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Sight, Sound and Taste for a Cure benefits TGen research

Planners hope to turn event into annual drive to help cure breast cancer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Sept. 11, 2009 - A feast for the senses is planned at a new home entertainment venue in Scottsdale that will raise funds for TGen breast cancer research during October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sight, Sound & Taste for a Cure is planned by the Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the LMC Home Entertainment Ltd. showroom, 15507 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 135, which will open to the public in late September.

All funds from the event will go to advanced breast cancer research at the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Tickets ($100 by Oct. 18; $125 at the door) are available at the Mountains of Hope Foundation web site: www.MountainsOfHopeFoundation.org.

"Our hope is that this will become an annual event that will be fun, enjoyable and kick off the start of good weather and good times in the Valley, while at the same time raising significant funding for the very important cancer research done by TGen,'' said Allen J. Gula Jr., whose late wife Marilyn fought breast cancer for more than a decade.

Renowned Valley chef Eddie Matney of Eddie's House will provide culinary delights, along with wines from Su Vino Winery, pink martinis from Belvedere Vodka, and premium cigars from Ambassador Fine Cigars.

Sight, Sound & Taste for a Cure will conduct a wine tasting, raffle prizes, and a silent auction that will include:

65" Panasonic Premiere series plasma flat screen TV and McIntosh stereo amplifier from LMC Home Entertainment Ltd.
Humidor and cigars from Ambassador Fine Cigars.
Four custom shirt package from Moda Georgio Custom Tailors.
Complete detail gift certificate from European Detail Specialists, including engine cleaning, full interior cleaning and leather conditioning, four-step exterior cleaning process and paint protection.
Light detail gift certificate from European Detail Specialists, including engine cleaning, interior cleaning and leather conditioning, three-step exterior cleaning process and paint protection.
Signature timepiece from Molina Fine Jewelers.
Barrett-Jackson 2010 Collector Car Event VIP all-access package for two, including VIP passes to the opening night gala, designer fashion show, VIP party, reserved parking, hosted bar and access to bidder seating area.
Gift certificate from White House Design Studio.

In addition, LMC Home Entertainment will donate 5 percent of gross sales on all purchases from event attendees for 30 days following the event.

Sponsors include: LMC Home Entertainment; chef Eddie Matney of Eddie's House; GM Hunt Builders; Su Vino Winery; Ambassador Fine Cigars; Oliver & Kelly Hundelt of Realty Executives; Moda Georgio Custom Tailors; European Detail Specialists Inc.; RSVP Sedan Service; Longevity Personal Training; White House Design Studio; Barrett-Jackson; and Molina Fine Jewelers.

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About National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrates 25 years of empowerment and education. Learn more at www.nbcam.org.

About The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation
The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation was established in 2003 by Marilyn B. Gula who lost her decade-long battle with breast cancer in 2006. Spearheaded by her husband, Allen J. Gula Jr., the Foundation's creed is that every woman with advanced breast cancer deserves a fighting chance. The Foundation raises funds and invests them in the latest research into advanced breast cancers, their prevention and treatment. Fully, 100 percent of all monies raised by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit are invested into research facilities across the nation. The Phoenix-based TGen Foundation has so far been the beneficiary of $250,000 to advance TGen's cancer research. Visit www.MountainsOfHopeFoundation.org.

About TGen
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. Research at TGen is focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. TGen is on the cutting edge of translational research where investigators are able to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen believes it can make a substantial contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit: www.tgen.org.

Press Contact:
Steve Yozwiak
TGen Senior Science Writer
602-343-8704
[email protected]

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