Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer April 30th Event Raises $50,000

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 General News J E 4

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation, in conjunction with Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer initiative, hosted a successful fundraiser at the Dana Point Yacht Club on Saturday, April 30th. Over 350 guests attended an evening of food, wine, beer, entertainment and a fabulous silent auction with many prestigious items up for bid. The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at PHLBI will be one of the beneficiaries from this event, whose mission it is to raise funds for better treatments and research that will eventually lead to a cure for mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Other local charities will also benefit from this initiative.

As part of the weekend festivities, the Saturday Breakaway from Cancer Night was also a kick-off for the nationally recognized Sunday May 1st, Breakaway from Cancer 5th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix. The event, hosted by the City of Dana Point and organized by the DPCCF, drew a record crowd of thousands of enthusiastic fans to watch international and domestic cycling pros in the main event broadcast live on YouTube. Spectators also came to support, cheer and participate with hundreds of survivors, caregivers and family members who gathered to walk on the most beautiful bicycle race course in the USA immediately prior to the Pro main event, as part of the "Breakaway from Cancer Walk" to celebrate life.

The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling is organized by the Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission of community cycling advocacy and growth. All proceeds will be donated to charity. In prior years, a portion of the proceeds from the race have been donated to the Dana Point Boys & Girls Club and the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. For more information, please visit

Contact:Clare Cameron, Executive Director, Pacific Meso Center at PHLBIPhone: 310-478-4678ccameron@phlbi.org - http://www.phlbi.org

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SOURCE Pacific Meso Center at PHLBI



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