Cancer Research To Achieve Substantial Assistance as the Cancer Benefit Fund Hosts Annual Fundraising Event

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Annual event to donate all proceeds towards the development of new cancer prevention, detection and treatment techniques for cancer patients.

Each year's event marks an additional step closer to an eventual cure

The Cancer Benefit Fund, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that has already risen over $500,000 to fund cancer prevention, detection and research, will be hosting their annual fundraiser today and contributing all proceeds to the University of Minnesota Cancer Center and the HealthEast Healing Partners Program.

"Dancing For Life", hosted by FM107's Kevyn Burger will present a semi-formal evening brimming with music, dancing, silent auction, delectable food, and organic wines generously donated by event sponsors The Cellars Wines & Spirits, Taste of Scandinavia and Chipotle.

"The level of support shown by the community and tonight's sponsors have been phenomenal," states Barb Fellegy, co-chair of the Cancer Benefit Fund. "I'm delightfully astonished each year as we consistently see an outpouring of both financial and volunteer support."

The cancer research funding attributable to the Cancer Benefit Fund since its inception in 1991 has provided the Twin Cities, as well as the country at large, with some of the most powerful new cancer prevention, detection and treatment techniques.

By donating proceeds to The University of Minnesota Cancer Center, the cancer benefit fund supports basic and clinical research in the major cancer areas of breast, lung, prostate and gastrointestinal cancers, while also supporting new methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Pairing its support with the HealthEast Healing Partners Program, the group helps to ensure that some of the most frequently overlooked aspects of cancer treatment, such as emotional, mental and spiritual support, are confronted through the HealthEast's Healing Touch program.

"Each year's event marks an additional step closer to an eventual cure," continues Fellegy. "While our ultimate objective may have yet to be achieved, the research we support does help to ensure that all those living with cancer, or even at risk for cancer, are likely to experience more holidays, more reunions, and most importantly, more time."

"Dancing For Life" will be hosted at Medtronic World Headquarters tonight at 6:30 located at 710 Medtronic Parkway in Fridley, MN. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $75, and donations to the organization may be contributed year-round at http://www.cancerbenefitfund.com/involvement.htm.

About the Cancer Benefit Fund
The Cancer Benefit Fund is a non-profit organization comprised solely of volunteers who seek to raise funds aiding in cancer research, prevention, detection and ultimately a cure. Additionally, it strives to support those already living with cancer. Since 1991, the Cancer Benefit Fund has grown from a group of volunteers committed to finding a cure for cancer to an established, independent 501(c)3 that has risen over $500,000 towards cancer research. The Cancer Benefit Fund may be found online at http://www.cancerbenefitfund.com

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