Golf Classic Supports TGen Research

The 9th annual Seena Magowitz Celebrity Golf Classic raised $553,443 for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute through the Seena Magowitz Foundation.


This was the first time that major retailers, producers and suppliers in the mattress industry – longtime supporters of pancreatic cancer research – came together at the Arizona Biltmore for the annual tournament.


Magowitz Foundation Co-Chairman Ray Bojanowski, TGen Foundation Chairman Bennett Dorrance and TGen President Jeffrey Trent


More than 200 golfers took to the links Dec. 3, 2011, followed by an award luncheon, at which Roger E. Magowitz, president and co-founder of the Seena Magowitz Foundation, challenged everyone to unite in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Magowitz’s mother, Seena Magowitz, succumbed to the disease in 2001.


Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, TGen's Physician-in-Chief


“In our fight against pancreatic cancer, there is no more powerful ally than Roger Magowitz, whose own commitment has initiated many incredible partnerships within the home furnishings industry,” said Michael Bassoff,  president of the nonprofit TGen Foundation.


In December 2011, pancreatic clinical trials began through TGen and other sites that are named for Seena Magowitz.


Photo at top: Kelly Stagner, wife of Mattress Firm President and CEO Steve Stagner

Photos courtesy of TGen



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