News Release

July 15, 2014

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Round of Golf to Support Cancer Research, DNA Sequencing

Volunteer-run UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament Returns for 37th Year

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The 37th annual UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament tees off Monday, Aug. 4, at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Conn.

Proceeds will benefit the DNA sequencing program at UConn Health’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UConn Health is at the forefront in the emerging field of personalized medicine based on DNA. Physicians and scientists at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center are using DNA sequencing to do faster and more in-depth reading of patients’ genetic makeup. This research may lead to important advances in cancer treatment.
This year’s tournament is in memory of committee member Maryann P. dePreaux.

The UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament supports cancer prevention and education in addition to research. It is organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers, led by chair Mark Yellin, in conjunction with the UConn Foundation.
Registration, practice and lunch start at 11 a.m. followed by shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The evening program starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner, awards ceremony, a 50/50 raffle, and live and silent auctions.

The championship course at Tumble Brook Country Club is at 376 Simsbury Road in Bloomfield. More details are available at or 860-679-4673 Online registration is available at

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Caption: Mark Yellin (left) is a founding member of the volunteer committee that has been organizing the UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament for 37 years. Also pictured are his wife, Laura, and sons Matthew and Jonathan (right).

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