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15-40 Connection Announces Gala With Big Prize Auction To Raise Money For Early Cancer Detection

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15-40 Connection, an organization that raises funds to support educational programs and outreach to improve cancer survival rates for people 15 to 40 years old,  has announced details for the gala portion of its annual Mark & David Ungerer Golf Tournament, Gala, & Auction. The gala will be held on July 7, at 5:00 PM at a transformed Coach's Pavilion at Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA. The "Around the World" themed pre-tournament gala will kick off the event with dinner, music, and a live auction.

"We're particularly lucky this year to have so many unique items for the auction," said executive director of 15-40 Connection, Tricia Laursen. "We're very excited to have acquired tickets to the finale of American Idol for this upcoming year, as well as some luxurious vacations."

Award-winning auctioneer Paul Zekos will be auctioning off high end items including a 7-day stay at the 5-Star Ultra Luxury Vacation Villa Castellamonte for up to 14 guests. Nestled on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Villa Castellamonte was cited by TripAdvisor as one of the Top Vacation Rentals in the World. Other auction items include an 8-day luxurious vacation touring Paris and London, American Idol season finale tickets, a BMW lease, a condo on the beautiful island of Aruba, an exclusive NASCAR Package for the Indy 500, as well as dozens of other items. The 2012 Ungerer Golf Tournament, Gala, and Auction raised $503,000 for the 15-40 Connection.

15-40 Connection would like to recognize the high-level sponsors for the event, the event presenting sponsor, Renewal by Andersen. For more information or reservations, contact Susan Cyr at Susan.Cyr@15-40.org or 508-929-4690.

About the 15-40 Connection

Cancer survival rates in teens and young adults (ages 15 to 40) have barely improved since 1975 in a large part because a delay in diagnosis allows time for cancer to progress to more advanced stages. The 15-40 Connection is changing this by empowering individuals with knowledge that will save and improve lives through early cancer detection. Most people know that early cancer detection works but don't know how to make it work for them. We can change this through the knowledge that cancer symptoms are often subtle but persistent changes in your health. Connect with 15-40 Connection on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/1540connection and twitter @1540Connection

SOURCE The 15-40 Connection



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