Bobbie Nick Voss Charitable Funds Golf Classic Supports Colon Cancer Research
June 07, 2012 College News - The seventh annual Bobbie Nick Voss Charitable Funds Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 18, at North Hills Country Club in Menomonee Falls. Event proceeds support colon cancer research and local colon cancer education and care initiatives.
The event is held in honor of Bobbie Nick Voss, a vibrant young woman who was diagnosed with colon cancer at 47 and died of the disease in 2005 at the age of 52. The golf event promotes colon cancer awareness and early detection, as well as funding research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research was established with a gift from Bobbie Nick Voss Charitable Funds. Since that time, the organization has given more than $100,000 to the Medical College’s digestive disease research programs, including a recent gift of $50,000. With that support, Michael Dwinell, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Director of the Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory, has been able to further his research of the spread and growth of cancer, and he is working on innovative methods to inhibit the spread of malignant colon cancer cells.
“Understanding the processes that cause cells to become cancerous, multiply, and move about the body is key in fighting this disease,” said Dr. Dwinell. “The support of Bobbie Nick Voss Charitable Funds has allowed us to make great strides in that understanding, and we are grateful for the opportunity to further our research.”
To register for the golf outing or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, go to http://bobbiesays.com/bnvcf-golf-classic.