Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic Celebrates 15th Anniversary

May 10, 2010

(PHILADELPHIA – May 11, 2010) –The 15th annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic raised more than $110,000 to advance brain tumor research at the Albert R. Taxin Brain Tumor Research Center at The Wistar Institute. The Classic, which included an American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge tournament, was held May 3 at Green Valley Country Club, in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

More than 180 friends and supporters of The Wistar Institute participated in the event, including 2010 event chair Fran Tobin; founder and honorary chair Doris Taxin; and Wistar President and CEO Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.

The Classic honors the memory of Albert R. Taxin, who died in 1993 at the age of 53 of an inoperable and incurable brain tumor. Taxin was the long-time proprietor of Old Original Bookbinder’s restaurant. Since its inception, the Classic has raised $1.3 million for brain tumor research at Wistar.

Current treatment options for brain tumor patients are largely ineffective and can cause debilitating side effects. At the Taxin Center, researchers are studying brain tumors at the molecular level to develop better targeted therapies that may improve the quality of life for tens of thousands of people diagnosed with brain cancer each year. Learn more about Wistar’s brain tumor research here.

The 15th annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic was made possible in part by support from generous donors including The Taxin & Rousso Families, Fran & Sylvan Tobin, R.A.F. Industries, Marcia & Ronald Rubin, Peggy & Doug Briggs, Cozen O’Connor, Eleanor & Hal Davis, Leroy Kean, Sharon & Joseph Kestenbaum, and Dan Wheeler & Amy Fox. You can view a full list of sponsors here.

The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures. On the Web at