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Release: April 18, 2003

Burlington Group To Dish Up Recipes For Fighting Cancer

A group of Burlington citizens will serve a meal from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26 that will be not only tasty and nutritious but will also support cancer researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa.

The fundraising event will feature dishes prepared from recipes in "Just One More," a cookbook published by a woman with family members affected by cancer. All of the proceeds from the meal will be donated to support cancer research efforts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Proceeds from sales of the cookbook are split between the Relay for Life and Holden.

Sue Genereux is helping organize the dinner. "We were inspired by LoisAnne Snow, who is being treated for cancer at the University of Iowa. Her sister-in-law, Martha Harrison, wrote a cookbook to honor LoisAnne, and a group of us came up with the idea to raise money for cancer research by preparing a meal using only recipes that appear in the cookbook," Genereux said.

George Weiner, M.D., director of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and C.E. Block Professor of Cancer Research, will be the featured speaker at the event. Anyone wishing to enjoy the meal must make reservations by calling (319) 752-1381. The meal will be served at Christ Episcopal Church, 623 North Fifth St., located at the corner of Fifth and High Streets. Organizers are requesting that diners make a donation at the door and suggest a $10 donation per person.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research, and educating the public about cancer.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu. Writer: Tom Moore