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IFADD "Swing fore Life Golf Classic 2006"

What:  6:30 am coffee, registration, practice shots, putting contest 7:30 am shotgun start 11:30 am barbeque lunch, raffle, art sales, silent auction
Where:  Phoenician Resort
When:  June 9, 2006
Time:  6:30 AM
Beneficiary:  IFADD's patient advocacy programs and clinical trials advocacy programs
Gala Chairperson(s):  William R. Gumbert
Honorary Chairperson(s):  Vice President and Mrs. Dan Quayle
Founders:  Sid Rosen
Co-Chair(s):  Steve Heit, Bob Pattalochi, Steven Shapiro
Committee Members:  Bob Fishman, Carol Ginsberg, Jane Johnson, Sally Ann O'Connor, Shirley Rodriguez, Ted Rogers, Sidney M. Rosen, Marlene & Gene Shapiro, Aimee Ward, Stella Paola Warren, Dr. Sally J. Solberg, Sharon Nail, Pam & Carl Thompson, Sherry Weinstein, Joe Estrada, Chuck Clayton, Marian Daugherty-Leaser
Sponsors:  TITLE: Anonymous GOLD: Development Advisors Network, Prime One Mortgage, The Phoenician, Hunter, Humphrey & Yavitz, PLC, Joe's Smooth Move, Ellingson Design Group SILVER: Nauman Hobbs Material Handling
Auctioneer:  Chuck Clayton
Quote of the evening:  "Because of IFADD, I found cancer in the early stages and was on information overload. You need an advocate to tell you what to do. That's what IFADD did for me," said Uri Harel.
Attendance:  100
Special Thanks:  Linda Boatwright, Linda Mitchell and Nikki Serafin (hole monitors)
Information:  Office 602-861-9642 x3
Board of Directors:  Sherry Weinstein, chairman of the board
Blacktie Photos by:

  Linda Boatwright, Linda Mitchell


IFADD "Swing fore Life Golf Classic 2006"

By Myra Richman

IFADD dedicated Swing for Life 2006 to the memory of their beloved friend, Lydia Marie Hawkins, Chairman of Event Operations.

The International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery was begun in 1997, as a tribute to the millions worldwide who prematurely die of cancer every year. 

Sid Rosen, IFADD's founding chairman, and 100 people, resolved that the new organization would do all in its power to spare people the kind of ordeal that Sid and his wife, Babette, and millions of others had endured.  Babette died of cancer in 1996 after a valiant 4 1/2 year battle, involving two major surgeries, 46 rounds of chemo and countless radiation treatments.

The drug that might have prolonged her life was bottlenecked in the pipeline, and by the time Sid had garnered 25 US Senators' signatures to release that drug via "compassionate use" for Babette and other cancer patients, it was too late.  Many of those Senators ultimately joined IFADD as Honorary National Co-Chairmen, along with Vice President and Mrs. Dan Quayle, who serve as IFADD's International Chairs as well as the entire Arizona congressional delegation, former Governor Jane Dee Hull and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Winning accolades worldwide from the many patients and families they've helped, IFADD continues to make its mark in the War on Cancer with tenacious cancer patient advocacy and cutting-edge clinical trials advocacy.

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