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Tug McGraw Foundation to Announce Formation of Research Center and Foundation Scholarship Program


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Posted on: 05/05/2004

Tug McGraw Foundation to Announce Formation of Research Center and Foundation Scholarship Program

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly formed Tug McGraw Foundation will announce its first major initiative at a news conference on Thursday, May 6, 11:00 a.m., in the Media Room (service level, behind home plate) at Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Way in Philadelphia.

Foundation representatives will announce the creation of a major research center in partnership with Duke University, a scholarship program funded by UbiquiTel in Conshohocken, Pa., as well as another nationwide scholarship initiative.

The speakers include:

  • Laurie Hawkins, president, The Tug McGraw Foundation
  • Jennifer Brusstar, CEO, The Tug McGraw Foundation
  • Henry Friedman, M.D., Neuro-Oncologist, co-director, The Brain Tumor Center at Duke. (Tug McGraw's Neuro-Oncologist.)
  • Dena McKelvey, The McKelvey Foundation, chairman of the board, The Tug McGraw Foundation
  • John Little, senior vice president of UbiquiTel, Inc. (Members of the Phillies team and management who participate on the Board of Directors or Advisory Committee have been invited.)

The Tug McGraw Foundation is a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization which was founded by the late Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets Reliever prior to his death in January 2004 of brain cancer. The Foundation's mission is to fund medical research in quality of life issues for brain tumor patients and caregivers; to support educational efforts of collegiate student-athletes; and to develop public awareness initiatives.

The Foundation is announcing the formation of "The Tug McGraw Center for Neuro-Oncology Quality of Life Research at Duke," which will be a component of the Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, and a collateral grant program. The Foundation will also accept a donation from UbiquiTel for the inaugural grant for "The Tug McGraw Diamond Scholars Program."

SOURCE Tug McGraw Foundation


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