Masonic Cancer Center

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Varsity Team Rally

Varsity Team Rally III raises more than $100,000 for Masonic Cancer Center research

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(L to R) Anne Kersey and Barbara Forster from the Varsity Team Rally committee celebrate with Goldy Gopher
and guest Maxine Wallin at Varsity Team Rally III

On September 18, 2013, the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB) was the site of Varsity Team Rally III, a one-evening event that raised more than $100,000 for the Genomic Signatures for Colorectal Cancer project at Masonic Cancer Center. Emceed by University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, the event brought together community supporters and donors to hear from cancer researchers and tour the new facility. University President Eric Kaler and Masonic Cancer Center Director Douglas Yee, M.D., were also part of the program.

Crossing Curing with Caring

A special crossword puzzle, "Crossing Curing with Caring," was created fby George Barany, Deane Morrison, and Marcia Brott for the Varsity Team Rally III. It can be accessed here.

Thanks to Masonic Cancer Center and Cancer and CCRB staff for helping the event happen in this totally new setting, and special thanks also to Drs. Anindya Bagchi, Anne Blaes, Anne Joseph, Sharon Murphy, Kaylee Schwertfeger, and Peter Villalta for presenting to attendees during small group tours and representing Masonic Cancer Center in such a meaningful way.

Great work by the all-volunteer Varsity Team Rally Committee, co-chaired by Carla Bender and Mary Frey!

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(L to R)) Amy Litman, Goldy Gopher and Hinda Litman, longtime volunteer for Masonic Cancer Center

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Members of the Varsity Team Rally Committee get ready for guests
(L to R): Ruth Bachman, Karen Kaler, Mary Frey, Ellen Hertz and Rebecca Kill.

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