Varsity Team Rally: GOpher a Cure!
The annual Varsity Team Rally event was created in 2011 to raise money for critical early cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Since its inception, more than $800,000 has been raised--well on the way to the ultimate goal of $1 million for cancer research by 2020.
Varsity Team Rally Funded Projects
2011 - Genomic Signatures of Colorectal Cancer (Year 1) - David Largaespada, PhD; Robert Cormier, PhD; Tim Starr, PhD; Patricia Scott, PhD; Arek Dudek, MD, PhD
2012 - Genomic Signatures of Colorectal Cancer (Year 2) - David Largaespada, PhD; Robert Cormier, PhD; Tim Starr, PhD; Patricia Scott, PhD; Arek Dudek, MD, PhD
2013 - Genomic Signatures of Colorectal Cancer (Year 3) - David Largaespada, PhD; Robert Cormier, PhD; Tim Starr, PhD; Patricia Scott, PhD; Arek Dudek, MD, PhD
2014 - Altered Estrogen Receptor/Progesterone Receptor/PELP1 Complexes in Breast Cancer (Year 1) - Carol Lange, PhD; Michael Farrar, PhD; Julie Ostrander, PhD; Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD; Douglas Yee, MD
2015 - Altered Estrogen Receptor/Progesterone Receptor/PELP1 Complexes in Breast Cancer (Year 2) - Carol Lange, PhD; Michael Farrar, PhD; Julie Ostrander, PhD; Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD; Douglas Yee, MD
2016 - Development of a SPORE in Lung Cancer Program - Jill Siegfried, PhD; Robert Kratzke, MD; Abbie Begnaud, MD; Manish Patel, DO; Martin Felices, PhD; Jeffrey Miller, MD; Daniel Vallera, PhD
2017 - Molecular Dissection of PELP1 Protein Interactions in Breast Cancer - Julie Ostrander, PhD; Hideki Aihara, PhD
2017 - Tumor Microenvironment study Using Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists to Inhibit Sarcoma Growth and Enhance T Cell Responses - Erin Dickerson, PhD; Stephen Jameson, PhD
2018 - Brain Tumor SPORE Planning Grant - David Largaespada, PhD; Clark Chen, MD, PhD; Christopher Moertel, MD; Elizabeth Neil, MD; David Odde, PhD; Michael Olin, PhD
Help us GOpher a Cure! at Varsity Team Rally 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 6-9 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium, DQ Room; University of Minnesota
Tickets for the casual, all-inclusive evening are $1,100/person ($1,000 tax deductible)
Pre-Game Meet and Greet Reception with U of MN Cancer Researchers
All-Star Educational Panel discussing the latest in Cancer Research
Game-winning Guest Speakers
Victorious Buffet Dinner catered by Kafe 421
Post-game Gift Bags
Can't attend but want to donate?
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Honorary Event Chair
The Honorable Jacob Frey
Mayor of Minneapolis
Minnesota Women's Basketball Head Coach
Minnesota Lynx All-Star and Champion
Host of the "Weekly Dish" on MyTalk 107.1FM
Barbara Foster and Larry Hendrickson
Janet and Doug Fiola
Dr. Douglas Yee and Janet Smith Yee
Kate Bryant and Jon Lindfors
Jim and Mary Frey
Discover How Cancer Research is Making Hope Happen
Suit-up in your Gopher game-day apparel and prepare for an inspiring and educational evening with stories from cancer survivors, world-renowned researchers, and healthcare community leaders.
Emceed by Stephanie Hansen, My Talk 107.1 Radio Host and Cancer Survivor, this year's event will highlight the Advancements in Precision-Medicine Research using biomarkers to individualize cancer prevention and personalize treatment. Through immunotherapy, chemoprevention and clinical trials, researchers at the Masonic Cancer Center are bringing promising cancer treatments to all Minnesotans--close to home.
Joining the All-Star panel will be The Honorable Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis, and Lindsey Whalen, Minnesota Lynx Champion and Gopher Women's Basketball Head Coach.
Consider becoming one of our event sponsors! Watch the video and contact Betty Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more.
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VTR Legacy Committee Members
Betty Ford, Co-Chair
Mary Wippermann, Co-Chair
Seanne Falconer, MCC Staff
Max Huber, MCC Staff
Jean Jacoby, MCC Staff
Janet Smith Yee
Dr. Douglas Yee, MCC Director