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Tournament Raises $148,000 for Breast Cancer Treatment


August 21, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - More than $148,000 was raised during a breast cancer fundraiser sponsored by First Lady Nancy Murkowski at Waterfall Resort.

First Lady Murkowski began the annual event in 1994 as a way to raise funds for a mammography machine for the Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska which she helped found in Fairbanks. The event has helped the center to construct a new building and has funded two small mobile mammography machines to help bring breast cancer prevention to Rural Alaska.

Governor Murkowski and First Lady Murkowski pose with a few of the more than 60 people who attended the fishing tournament and auction.

The weekend event lasted from August 14-16 and included a fishing tournament and auction. It was attended by more than 60 people, including energy and business leaders and elected officials. A final tally of charity proceeds, which include auction figures and revenues from a fishing tournament, is not yet known.

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Some of the items auctioned... a walrus tusk wall mount; two nights for two people aboard the MV First Lady; carvings, and more ....

Since the event began, First Lady Murkowski has raised nearly $3 million for breast cancer treatment and other health care issues.

"The detection center will take any woman who needs treatment. It has proven over these last 30 years to be an incredible investment in human life," Nancy Murkowski said.


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