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
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.
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.
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
"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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