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Los Altos resident named co-chairman of charity golf tourney

Los Altos resident Rich Braugh is honorary co-chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Silicon Valley Invitational golf tournament, scheduled Monday at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin.

Organized by volunteers – including cancer survivors, caregivers and donors – the benefit tournament is in its fifth year. It is open to men and women of all skill levels.

“The American Cancer Society is leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. The progress made in the past 100 years is remarkable,” Braugh said. “Every dollar we raise for research brings us closer to the goal and keeps the momentum growing,”

Funds raised through the event will help the American Cancer Society strengthen its commitment to cancer research and continue providing its lifesaving program, according to co-chairman Steve Borkenhagen.

Los Altos resident Ned Barnholt added, “This is more than just a round of golf – it is about raising funds to find a cure for cancer. Nearly every major cancer breakthrough of the last century has roots in American Cancer Society research. The society has a long-standing national investment of more than $3.6 billion since 1946. I am participating in this tournament support this effort to find a cure.”

Registration is scheduled 11 a.m. and tee off 1 p.m. A reception, cocktails and a silent auction follow, then an awards dinner at which Dr. George Fisher and Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D, will discuss the latest developments in cancer research.

Registration is $1,750 per player, $3,500 per pair and $7,000 per foursome.

To register and for more information, call (408) 688-0114.

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