LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation in partnership with Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer initiative is hosting a premiere event on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Dana Point Yacht Club, preceding the nationally recognized Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling in downtown Dana Point on Sunday, May 1st. The evening's ticket includes food, drinks, entertainment and a fabulous silent auction. Proceeds from this year's event directly benefit Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer and the Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute in Los Angeles. Space is limited - sign up now! To purchase a ticket, visit http://www.danapointgrandprix.com.
PMC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution focused on the prevention and treatment of mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer, caused by exposure to asbestos. Clare Cameron, Executive Director of PMC, said, "We are proud to be part of this exciting event-filled weekend honoring cancer survivors and we are looking forward to seeing our mesothelioma patient survivors and all other cancer survivors and their family members at the Breakaway from Cancer Walk on Sunday."
The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling event is on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Professionals, amateurs and children will race around downtown Dana Point on the best bicycle race course in America overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Over $30,000 in cash and prizes awarded. Food and drinks, banner signing, visors and bracelets for cancer survivors, and loads of free fun for the entire family. Immediately following the women's race there will be a special walk recognizing the everyday triumphs of people winning the battle against cancer. The Breakaway from Cancer Walk is at 3:45 p.m. Whether you are a survivor, a doctor, a nurse, a caregiver, or a family member, join us to support this cause for cancer fighters, as well as those who wish to eradicate cancer, at this exciting event. Bring your cameras and your smiles. This will be an unforgettable experience. For more information, visit http://www.danapointgrandprix.com.
SOURCE Pacific Meso Center