MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - October 04, 2013) - The immixGroup Foundation announced today it has raised $125,000 to support cancer research, education, and patient care at Johns Hopkins. The foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with immixGroup, Inc. immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government.
Proceeds from the immixGroup Foundation's ninth annual charity golf tournament, held at Lansdowne Resort on October 2, brought the total cumulative amount raised on behalf of Johns Hopkins to more than $1,000,000.
These proceeds will fund the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. The fellowship, launched by the immixGroup Foundation in 2009, provides funding for an individual post-doctoral research fellow and equips him or her with the skills to become a leader in the field of academic surgical oncology. This two-year program incorporates a year of clinical training followed by a year dedicated to cancer research. To learn more about the fellowship and the fellow supported, watch this video developed by Johns Hopkins.
The 2013 immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Dr. Andrew J. Page, arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2013. Dr. Page attended the Emory School of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at Emory as well. During his time at Emory, Dr. Page also excelled in a dedicated two-year basic science fellowship in transplant immunology. In the upcoming two years, Dr. Page plans to continue his training with advanced surgical oncology and focus his interests in gastric, colorectal, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Page's second year will have a special emphasis on patient centered outcomes research and foregut surgery. As part of this further training, he will also learn state of the art minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques.
Last year's immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Dr. Danielle Bischof, arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2012. Dr. Bischof attended medical school at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed its general surgery program. In 2012, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Bischof's clinical interest is in the area of surgical management of gastrointestinal cancers and her research interests lie in cancer survivorship, specifically in improving patient-centered outcomes after surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. She plans to complete a master's degree in clinical research methods through the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health during her second year of the fellowship.
Year-after-year, the immixGroup Foundation Charity Golf Tournament continues to benefit from the strong support of the government technology community and local businesses. Top-level sponsorship support came from McAfee, EMC, Fortinet, Brocade, Sourcefire, HP, Red Hat, and FireMon.
Additional sponsors included:
Cassaday & Co
Jeff & Jacky Copeland
Nelson & Michele Carbonell Family Foundation
Regis Sullivan Donation
Ron Police Donation
Wells Fargo Advisors
More than 100 local businesses and individuals also contributed gift certificates, vacations, golf products, and other items which were auctioned or raffled off during a reception following the tournament.
"We are excited to continue funding the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship," said Jeff Copeland, CEO of immixGroup, Inc. "We have witnessed unbelievable generosity from our fellow members of the public sector technology community, government executives, friends, and supporters to raise capital and increase awareness for a very worthy cause. We are proud to know our efforts have allowed Dr. Andrew J. Page to contribute his work to the Johns Hopkins team as they search for a cure for this devastating disease."
"Through our care of patients, our research, and educating the surgeons of tomorrow, we are committed to eradicating colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. Our fight against cancer here is personal," said Dr. Timothy M. Pawlik, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins. "We truly appreciate the partnership of the immixGroup Foundation and the tournament's sponsors, donors, players, volunteers, and members of the executive planning committee, for joining us in this fight. The support our fellows receive through this event enables us to take a proactive stance against this disease. We enjoy coming out every year at this incredible event to thank our generous sponsors, spread some awareness and to have some fun at the same time."
Tax deductible donations to the immixGroup Foundation are graciously accepted year-round. To donate, simply send a check payable to "immixGroup Foundation" to:
Attn: Jennifer Taylor
8444 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
For more information about the Surgical Oncology Department at Johns Hopkins, please visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery/div/general_surgery/. For more information on the immixGroup Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, please visit www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf. To view pictures from the tournament, please visit immixGroup's Facebook page.
About immixGroup, Inc. immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup's unique platform of services enables software and hardware manufacturers and their channel partners to grow their public sector business and accelerate the sales cycle. Since 1997, immixGroup has delivered the specialized resources and expertise these companies need to increase their revenue, support their demand creators, and operate efficiently. And government agencies trust immixGroup to provide leading commercial technology products through their preferred contracts and business partners. To learn more, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at email@example.com, or on the Web at www.immixgroup.com.
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