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2nd annual tournament exceeds expectations; tees up Phoenix event Dec. 3

ATLANTA - Oct. 21, 2011 - Howard Young's 2011 Atlanta Golf Classic this month raised more than $141,000 for pancreatic cancer research led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

The 2nd annual tournament drew 132 golfers on Oct. 3 to the Capital City Crabapple Golf Club in Alpharetta, Ga., kicking off the fall fundraising drive of the Seena Magowitz Foundation. Proceeds support TGen's international initiative to eradicate pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in America.

"I am so very pleased and humbled by the generosity of all those who participated in this second year of our golf tournament," said Young, an Atlanta businessman and pancreatic cancer survivor. "As someone who is living proof of TGen's amazing patient care, I know how important these contributions are to the future success of our pancreatic cancer research."

The Atlanta Golf Classic was oversold for a second year and exceeded last year's inaugural tournament donations of $105,000. Young acknowledged the invaluable efforts of the co-hosts John Morley and Tom Vitale, and his parents Bill and Jane Young.

The Morley Companies, an Atlanta commercial restoration company, is proud to be part of this team and appreciates all the local support to make this event such a success in these economic times.

The success of the Atlanta Golf Classic tees up the 2011 Seena Magowitz Celebrity Golf Classic, Dec. 3 at the landmark Arizona Biltmore resort in Phoenix, Ariz.

"I applaud Howard Young and everyone involved in the Atlanta Golf Classic. We expect that success to carry forward to our signature event in December at the Arizona Biltmore," said Roger Magowitz, president of the Seena Magowitz Foundation, which is named for Magowitz's mother, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001.

The Arizona Biltmore is a new venue for the Phoenix tournament, now in its ninth year, and Magowitz is expecting the biggest turnout ever.

For more information, visit: www.seenamagowitzfoundation.org. Or contact Roger E. Magowitz at [email protected] or 602-524-7636.

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About the Seena Magowitz Foundation
The Seena Magowitz Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to advancing the awareness and eventual prevention and cure of pancreatic cancer. The Foundation is dedicated to funding top medical institutions on the leading edge of translational pancreatic cancer research committed to diagnosis, the advancement of life-extending treatment options and the ultimate goal of eradicating this deadly killer. For more information, visit: www.seenamagowitzfoundation.org.


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