Karmanos Cancer Institute set to hold 32nd Annual Dinner

Pernilla and Dan Ammann chair signature event

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DETROIT - Join the fight against cancer by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 26, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Annual Dinner Chairs are Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company. Cadillac is the host sponsor, and WDIV Local 4 Anchor/Reporter Hank Winchester will serve as emcee.

The event is the Karmanos Cancer Institute's longest standing fundraiser. Over the years, it has raised critical funds for patient care and research. This year's event will support the renovations of the Institute's infusion center, providing a more comfortable and soothing setting for patients to receive their chemotherapy treatments.

The black tie event will include the ambiance of the 1920's, a strolling cocktail reception with entertainment provided by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, seated dinner, brief program and dancing. There will also be a raffle and a live auction with VIP experience packages presented by General Motors.

In conjunction with the Annual Dinner, Chevrolet has donated the first retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to be auctioned to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Barrett-Jackson auction house will offer the supercar during its Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 12.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Absentee bid forms are available. For more information visit www.barrett-jackson.com.

- Dan and Pernilla Ammann are chairing the 2014 event


  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Midnight
  • Fox Theatre: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201

  • Benefactor tickets are $750 and Patron tickets are $525.  To reserve tickets or become a sponsor for the 32nd Annual Dinner, please contact Lisa at 313-576-8106 or email koltuncl@karmanos.org. You may also visit http://www.karmanos.org/annualdinner to reserve tickets online.

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 to www.karmanos.org.

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