By Michele Sequeira

Cowboys for Cancer Research celebrates 35 years

The state’s largest cancer research fundraiser slated October 6

Cowboys for Cancer Research will hold its 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraising event to raise money and awareness for cancer research in New Mexico on Friday, October 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The event, sponsored by Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, will feature music by Neal McCowan and the Good Time Gang. All money raised at the event stays in New Mexico to support cancer research. Cowboys for Cancer Research is dedicated to raising money to support on-going cancer research projects at New Mexico State University and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. It honors the memory of Alma Cohorn, wife of roper Kenneth Cohorn, who died of cancer.

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The event is open to the public and will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Blvd, Las Cruces. Open seating single tickets are $100 each. Tickets for reserved tables of 10 are $1,200. To reserve, please call 575-642-5696 or 575-642-5693. Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted.

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is New Mexico's official cancer center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and radiation oncologists.

Categories: Community Engagement, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Research