Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seena Magowitz Foundation kicked off a virtual fundraising event Aug. 27 on Facebook, in place of its annual Seena Magowitz Golf Classic. The golf event has been held each year since 2001. The nonprofit organization was founded by industry veteran Roger Magowitz in honor of his late mother Seena Magowitz, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2001. It is committed to helping find a cure to pancreatic cancer and raises funds in support of Arizona’s Translational Genomics Research Institute and other research centers.
“We’re proud to announce the launch of these inspiring virtual events,” Magowitz said. “We are prioritizing the safety of patients, doctors and supporters through this decision.”
In the lead-up to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, the foundation is planning a series of virtual events to connect with and educate the public.
The Aug. 27 event included interviews with pancreatic cancer survivors and family members. For more information, check the Seena Magowitz Foundation Facebook page or the SeenaMagowitzFoundation.org website.