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Forman's Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Celebrity Gala

Mark Forman's Foundation helps cancer patients afford treatments

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One in eight women in the United States must face the challenges of breast cancer in her lifetime. Last year 39,840 American women were expected to die from breast cancer. Although still high, that number has been reduced over the years because of advance treatments, earlier detection and increased awareness.

Organizations such as Forman’s Foundation, founded by Mark Forman, strive to support cancer research and provide cancer patients with a means to fund their treatments.

Forman lost his 38-year-old wife, Tracy, to breast cancer in 2008. She struggled through a courageous battle with the cancer for five years. Watching this disease devastate his life as well the lives of thousands of others, Forman was inspired to continue his wife’s battle. Forman’s Foundation helps cancer patients by funding early tests, which are not covered by insurance, with the hope of saving their lives before it’s too late.

Saturday, June 25, Forman’s Foundation will host its third annual Celebrity Gala Dinner Event and Golf Tournament.

The gala dinner and main event will be held on Saturday night at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. San Diego 6 News anchor Lynda Martin will be the emcee and former ABC news correspondent Phoebe Chongchua will be a speaker and video producer for the event.

Several Hollywood actors will be attending, such as Ryan Merriman, Ernie Lively, Drew Roy and Brian Thompson. The celebrity guest list will also include many famous athletes and public figures.

On Sunday, participants will have the chance to compete or watch the golf tournament and awards ceremony at Maderas Golf Club.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the patients of Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment in La Mesa. This will allow these patients the opportunity to afford the tests for early detection and provide the hospital with crucial data for ongoing and future studies.


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  • Venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn
  • Dates: June 25, 2011