DETROIT -

Join the celebration and help save lives by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 2013 Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 20, at the General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Detroit. Annual Dinner Chairs are Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America, and his wife Kim. This signature event continues the great partnership between GM, the GM Foundation and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, driving innovations in cancer care.  

The 31st Annual Dinner will include a cocktail reception, an elegant seated dinner, brief program, entertainment, an exciting raffle and live auction. Emcee for the evening will be WDIV Local 4 Anchor/Consumer Reporter Ruth Spencer. The event benefits the critical work of Karmanos researches and physicians who are creating the next standard of cancer care that will be used around the world.  

--Mark and Kim Reuss are chairing the 2013 event

DETAILS:

  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 31st Annual Dinner
  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. – Midnight
  • General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center
    2500 East Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, Michigan 48211
  • Benefactor tickets are $750 and Patron tickets are $525. For more information and to reserve tickets, contact Lisa Koltunchik at 313-576-8106 or koltuncl@karmanos.org.   

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Maureen Bender at 313-576-8111 or benderm@karmanos.org.  

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for nearly 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $265 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go towww.karmanos.org.