Tuesday, 9 February 2016
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Jul 10 2013 | 11:07am ET
Participants in the Tom Liu Memorial Golf Classic this year raised over $76,000 for the fight against colorectal cancer.
The tourney was launched in memory of Liu, a principal and senior analyst at hedge fund Kingsland Capital, who died of the disease in 2006. To date, $640,000 has been raised for the Tom Liu Memorial Endowment Fund at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to the treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Elena Stoffel, director of the center's Cancer Genetics Clinic. “In these times of reduced federal funding from the National Institutes of Health, the funds from the Tom Liu Golf Classic have provided support for our work to identify genetic alterations associated with development of colon cancer in young individuals.
“We care for many families affected by cancer, and work to develop strategies to better identify individuals at high risk so we can intervene early with colonoscopy, surgery or medications, to help prevent tumors from developing.”
This year's classic, the seventh annual, took place on June 25 and brought together 125 golfers and dinner guests at the GlenArbor Golf Club.
“The Tom Liu Memorial Golf Classic was created to further our commitment to charitable giving and community outreach,” said Joyce DeLucca, Kingsland managing principal. “We are incredibly thankful for the heartfelt donations we continue to receive from our colleagues throughout the financial community, it has been a pleasure working together to raise the vital funds needed to treat those affected by colorectal cancer, and to support their families.”
Sponsors of the 2013 event included Double Eagle Sponsor GE Energy Financial Services and Eagle Sponsors BMO Capital Markets, GE Capital Aviation Services, Goldman Sachs, Greensledge Capital Management, McInerney Jansen Family Foundation, KJ Technology, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Proskauer, Scotia Bank, Standard & Poor’s, Vandenberg & Feliu LLP and Wells Fargo. Birdie Sponsors were KPMG LLP and Macquarie Capital, and the Bogey Sponsors were Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Maples & Calder, Markit and U.S. Bank.