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Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament:
The Fight Against Cancer--(August 12, 2000)

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What:   Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament
When:   Thursday, August 17, 2000
Where:   Malibu Country Club
901 Encinal Canyon Road
Malibu, CA
Who:   Celebrities, Coaches
For:   The Harold Pump Memorial Foundation
Cancer Research Fundraising
The Northridge Hospital Medical Center's

Thomas & Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center

Normally when we use the word "tournament" we're talking about basketball tournaments.  Not this time.  This time its a golf tournament and silent and live auction to raise money in the fight against cancer.   

In the last year, David and Dana Pump's father, Harold Pump, passed away after a protracted and difficult battle with cancer.   Determined to make a difference in the fight against the disease which claimed their father, and dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure, the brothers enlisted their friends, family and professional advisors to found the Harold Pump Memorial Foundation,   which is, in conjunction with the Northridge Hospital Medical Center Foundaiton, hosting the 1st Annual Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament.  The tournament will raise significant funds to aid in the fight against cancer and to raise awareness of the disease. All funds raised have been earmarked by the Foundation to be donated to the Thomas & Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital.

"My brother and I have seen the effects of cancer close up, its deadly effects, and the toll it takes on patients and families alike" said David Pump,  Co-chairman of the Harold Pump Memorial Foundation, and President of Double Pump. "After my father passed away, my brother and I decided to do something to help other cancer patients survive and hopefully conquer the disease. The Harold Pump Memorial Foundation has been formed for the sole purpose of  helping in the fight to raise money for research to conquer cancer."

"There are many other organizations active in the fight against cancer, like the American Cancer Society, and literally thousands of research groups all over the country," Dana Pump added. "Our family was fortunate to have benefitted from the Northridge Hospital Cancer Center's many programs and we're pleased that the Foundation's first fundraising efforts will go to help one of Southern California's top local centers for cancer treatment and research."

About the Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament

"Last year, my brother and I, through our company Double Pump, Inc. hosted an annual four-day "coaches retreat" featuring clinics and guest speakers for many of the top college and professional coaches from all over the country," said David Pump. "Because many of our friends involved in basketball were again planning to attend the second annual coaches' retreat,  the Foundation determined that it would also be the perfect time to have the first Harold Pump Memorial Foundation fundraising event."

"So far, we've been absolutely overwhelmed by the level of support we've received," said Dana Pump, David's twin brother. "We will raise far more for the Foundation's contribution to the Cancer Center in the first year than we ever thought possible, and it's largely because of the support from our friends in basketball who have decided to participate in the Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament, including coaches like Jeff Van Gundy [NY Knicks], George Karl [Milwaukee Bucks], Pat Kennedy [De Paul], Mark Gottfried [Alabama], Rob Evans [Arizona State], Gary williams [Maryland], Jim Harrick [Georgia], Fran Fraschilla [New Mexico], Seth Greenberg [South Folrida], Steve Alford [Iowa], and so many others, in fact too many to name here."

"We've also obtained some significant corporate giving commitments from companies like Taylor Made, Earthlink, adidas, the Hoop Group, Hoops-TV, Fox Sports, and many others," said David Pump. "We're very pleased witht he level of support that our friends in the basketball community have shown to helping us contribute in even a small way to helping to fight cancer and find a cure."   

In addition to the many coaches from the college and pro ranks who will participate at the Tournament, there will be many other athletes and celebrities participating as well, including James Worthy, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Travis Knight, Chris Mills, Jay Johnstone, and many others.

The Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with player registratin and continental breakfast for all participants.   There will also be a cocktail and awards reception and a live auction as well as a silent auction of celebrity and sports memorabilia, merchandise and services throughout the day. 

For additional infomation about the Harold Pump Memorial Golf Tournament, including entry information, contact Cory Garson at (818) 222-4506.

About the Harold Pump Memorial Foundation

The Harold Pump Memorial Foundation, formed as a non-profit, tax-exempt entity, exists for the express purpose of providing an entity to raise funds for the fight against cancer and to raise awareness of the disease. The Foundation currently has an all-volunteer staff and an all-volunteer Board of Directors, with the goal of keeping administrative costs to a minimum in order to pass on nearly every dollar it raises towards cancer research. 

Chairmen of the Board
David Pump,
Double Pump, Inc.
Dana Pump, Double Pump, Inc.

Honorary Chairperson
Carole Pump

Board Members
Barry Rudin
, Barry's Tickets
Cory Garson, Chadpak, Inc.
Jordan Cohen, Todd C. Olson Estate Brokerage
Orlando Cepeda, Jr,, Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn
June B. Waugh, Northridge Hospital  Foundation
Dr. Carl Singerman, Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Jerald E. Gale, Anderson, Ablon, Lewis & Gale, LLP

Jordan Miller, Brener Zwikel & Associates
Phil & Jan Bryant, Double Pump, Inc.
Tracey Morris, adidas America, Inc.
Pam Vaccaro, Vaccaro Sports
Ube Pump, Hair Structure
Leanee Hawk, Concept V

Tournament Directors
Bruce Breger
Breger Management
Don Barberie
, Olympic Insurance
Larry Baldwin
, Naples Dog Track

Legal Counsel
Anderson, Ablon, Lewis & Gale, LLP
Ken Weinsoff, CPA

About the Thomas & Dorothy Levy Cancer Center
At Northridge Hospital
Medical Center

The fight against cancer is a multidisciplinary journey, encompassing the every facet of the  biologoical and physical sciences, and requiring profound insights into the mind and spirit of man.  The goal of the Thomas & Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center has been, and continues to be to build a place where patients and their families receive the broadest possible spectrum of services and health care to promote healing and recovery from cancer.   Northridge Hospital Medical Center is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons, as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. The Thomas and Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center is the conrnerstone of the hospital's cancer program. 

The Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other cancer-directed services, including nutritional and social services, support groups for cancer patients and services and support groups for the families of recovering and stricken patients.  The Center also hosts the Clinical Research Proram and the Cancer Registry.

The hospital's Inpatient Oncology Unity is staffed by certified oncology nurses who excel at providing excellent care, warmth and compassion for their patients and families of patients.  The Cancer Center also features a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory and a full complement of staff pathologists and technicians, a multidisciplinary diagnostic radiology department, physical and occupational therapy units, nutritional counseling, social services and spiritual counseling and guidance for patients and family alike.

The Northridge Hospital Cancer Center's Clinical Research Program is affiliated with the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This collaborative approach includes the National Cancer Institute, research organizations, private industry, community hospitals and individual physicians.  Patients participating in the program have the first opportunity to benefit from research advances as well as contribute to research efforts that help all cancer patients.

The Cancer Center also offers numerous support groups with the assistance and guidance of the Los Angeles County and City Departments of Social Services and through the hospital's own Chaplain's Office. Numerous community education programs are provided throughout the year, including cancer screening and detection programs, educational seminars, and community lectures on a variety of topics of interest.

For more information about the Thomas & Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, please contact J. Gary Davidson, MD Medical Director at (818) 885-5331.

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