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Ashburn Fundraiser generates over $26,000 for brain tumor research

Posted on: 04/22/2004

Comment: For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Kaminsky-Millar
The Brad Kaminsky Foundation
20227 Catlett Place
Ashburn, VA 20147

Ashburn Fundraiser generates over $26,000 for brain tumor research

The Third Annual Heroes of Hope Golf Tournament and Family Fun day held at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA this past Saturday, April 17, 2004 raised over $26,000 for brain tumor research. The Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research hosted the golf tournament, kids carnival, shop for a cure, dinner and Silent Auction. Hundreds of people from Loudoun and Fairfax County came out to support the event and help raise money for brain tumor research. According to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and American Cancer Society statistics, brain tumors are the most deadly of all childhood cancers and the leading cause of cancer death in men under the age of 39.

The foundation, which was started in 2001 by Brad Kaminsky’s sister Lisa Millar of Ashburn, VA, began after Kaminsky was diagnosed at age 28 with a malignant brain tumor. Kaminsky sought treatment at Duke University’s brain tumor center and was given several clinical trials that increased the quality of his life and kept the tumor from growing for about 9 months. Sadly, however, Kaminsky passed in Feb, 2001 at the age of 29 leaving behind 2 small children. Dr. Gary Archer, one of Duke University Hospital’s premier brain tumor researchers was present at the event and was presented with a check for $20,000 that evening. Alan Kaminsky, father of the late Brad Kaminsky told Dr. Archer “There is more to come!”.

The foundation has raised over $90,000 for brain tumor research in the past two years and has a Philadelphia event planned for May 14th, 2004. The event called Cooking Up A CURE after the organizations very successful fundraising cookbook will boast famous Philadelphia Chefs and culinary experts in a walk around food and beverage extravaganza. The foundation is currently working on its fourth volume of Cooking Up A Cure and would like to ask residents and local restaurants to submit recipes in memory or honor of any loved ones who have been affected by cancer in someway. To submit a recipe, contact Lisa Millar at 703-729-9897 or visit the website at

Brain Tumor Action Week runs from May 2-9 and there will be a multitude of events in Washington DC geared toward raising awareness of this lethal disease, raising funds for research and remembering those who have died from a brain tumor. ###

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