GATEWAY FOR CANCER RESEARCH RAISED MORE THAN $30,000 AT THE 5TH ANNUAL MICHAEL BRANNAN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017


LOS ALTOS, CA (September 2017)
– In honor of accomplished golfer Michael Brannan, former member of the U.S. Walker Cup team and two-time California State Amateur champion, Gateway for Cancer Research hosted the 5th Annual Michael Brannan Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Los Altos Golf and Country Club. With 70 golfers and 17 pros in attendance, the event raised more than $30,000 to benefit the funding of kidney cancer clinical trials by Gateway for Cancer Research.

The 5th Annual Michael Brannan Memorial Golf Tournament was hosted by a committee established by his wife Shelley, sons Kyle and Chase, and close friends. Since the inception of the Michael Brannan Memorial Golf Tournament, $103,000 has been raised for kidney cancer clinical trials.

A silent auction including course playing packages at exclusive clubs, fine wine and sports memorabilia ran throughout the day. Following the silent auction was a cocktail reception and barbeque style dinner buffet. The day concluded with awards and a live auction. 

Tickets for the 5th Annual Michael Brannan Memorial Golf Tournament were $300 for individuals or $1,200 for a foursome. Mike Reid, American Professional Golfer and Michael’s best friend, offered private clinics to attendees. All proceeds went to the funding of kidney cancer clinical trials by Gateway for Cancer Research, a non-profit dedicated to funding innovative cancer research trials.

ABOUT GATEWAY FOR CANCER RESEARCH

“Our mission instills a sense of urgency to accelerate the pace of cancer research,” said Teresa Hall Bartels, president, Gateway for Cancer Research. “Our dedication to investing in novel patient-centric approaches, combined with the increasing rate of treatment advances, leads us to believe that together we can conquer cancer in our lifetime.”

Gateway for Cancer Research℠ is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research that helps people living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY! Thanks to generous underwriting, 99 cents of every dollar Gateway receives directly funds Phase I and Phase II cancer clinical trials at leading research institutions across the country and abroad. Since 1991, Gateway has supported more than 150 clinical trials and funded over $70 million in breakthrough cancer research. Get involved today by like us on Facebook at facebook.com/demandcures and join the conversation on Twitter at @DemandCures, #BeAGateway.

ABOUT MICHAEL BRANNAN

Michael Brannan was born in Salinas California and became an accomplished golfer. He was the 1971 USGA Junior Amateur Champion, selected member of the 1977 Walker Cup Team and the US Collegiate All-Star Team and was two-time California State Amateur Champion. He attended Brigham Young University and was a member of the BYU golf team from 1974-1978. During the 1975 British Open in Scotland, he met his wife Shelley.

In 1979, he won the Hassan II Golf Trophy, Rabat Morocco which is now a European Tour event. He played the PGA Tour from 1979 -1983. In 1983 he joined PING, Inc. working as a sales representative in Connecticut and later in Northern California. He was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1989 and into the California Golf Writers Hall of Fame in 2004.

99 cents of every dollar received directly funds cancer clinical trials

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Current Gateway-funded clinical trials

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Clinical trials funded at leading institutions worldwide

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Funds one patient for one day at a Gateway-funded clinical trial

 
 

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