• immixGroup Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $125,000 for Johns Hopkins

    More Than $775,000 Donated for Cancer Research and Clinical Training Since 2005

    McLean, VA, Thursday, October 6, 2011–The immixGroup Foundation announced today it has raised $125,000 to support cancer research, education, and patient care at Johns Hopkins. The foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with immixGroup, Inc. immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government.

    Proceeds from the foundation’s seventh annual charity golf tournament, held at Lansdowne Resort on October 4, brought the total amount raised on behalf of Johns Hopkins to more than $775,000.
    These proceeds will fund the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. The fellowship, launched by the immixGroup Foundation in 2009, provides funding for an individual post-doctoral research fellow and equips him or her with the skills to become a leader in the field of academic surgical oncology. This two-year program incorporates a year of clinical training followed by a year dedicated to cancer research.
    The 2011 immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Fabian M. Johnston, M.D., arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2011. Dr. Johnston attended Penn State College of Medicine and completed his residency at Washington University in St. Louis after leaving Louisiana State University as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Johnston will spend the next year of his training in advanced surgical oncology.  He will gain experience in treating patients with colorectal, pancreatic, breast, and other malignancies. Dr. Johnston’s research interests focus on pancreatic and colorectal cancer, as well as public policy as it pertains to cancer care.

    Last year’s immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Janivette Alsina, M.D., Ph.D., arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2010 from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Alsina spent the first year of her fellowship training in advanced surgical oncology. She currently works in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Leach, a world-renowned pancreatic cancer researcher and surgeon, focusing on identifying biomarkers of pancreatic cancer and the biology of cancer stem cells. In addition, she is studying a genetic model of pancreatic cancer in order to gain insights into the molecular basis of this disease that could lead to targeted therapies.
    Despite difficult economic conditions, this event continues to benefit from strong support from the government technology community and local businesses. Top-level sponsorship support came from McAfee, Oracle, ArcSight, AccessData, Baker Tilly, and Brocade.
    Additional sponsors included:


    BMC Software
    Carousel Industries
    Dassault Systemes
    Guidance Software
    Information Builders
    Ingram Micro
    Jeckil Promotions
    Joelle Group
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Micro Focus
    QinetiQ North America
    Shook, Doran, Koehl
    Top Down Systems
    Wells Fargo Advisors 

    More than 100 local businesses and individuals also contributed gift certificates, vacations, golf products, and other items which were auctioned or raffled off during a reception following the tournament. A complete list of corporate sponsors can be found on the event Web site at www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf/sponsorships.htm.
     “We’re excited to continue funding the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship,” said Jeff Copeland, CEO of immixGroup, Inc. “We’ve witnessed unbelievable generosity from our fellow members of the public sector technology community, government executives, friends, and supporters to raise capital and increase awareness for a very worthy cause. We’re proud to know our efforts have allowed Dr. Alsina and Dr. Johnston to contribute to the efforts of the Johns Hopkins team as they search for a cure for this devastating disease.”
    “Events such as this go a long way in helping us attain our ultimate goal, which is to care for those suffering with colorectal and others cancers while ridding the world of the disease,” said Department of Surgery Vice Chair, Dr. Michael A. Choti. “We want to express our most heartfelt thanks to the immixGroup Foundation and the tournament's sponsors, donors, players, volunteers, and members of the executive planning committee. Their overwhelming generosity, dedicated hard work, and financial support make this annual event a continual success.”
    Tax deductible donations to the immixGroup Foundation are graciously accepted year-round. To donate, simply send a check payable to “immixGroup Foundation” to:
    immixGroup, Inc.
    Attn: Jennifer Taylor
    8444 Westpark Drive
    Suite 200
    McLean, VA 22102
    For more information about the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins, please visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery. For more information on the immixGroup Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, please visit www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf. To view pictures from the tournament, please visit immixGroup’s Facebook page.

    About immixGroup, Inc.

    immixGroup, an Arrow company, is a value-added distributor that helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup enables IT manufacturers and solution providers to grow their public sector business and accelerate the sales cycle. Since 1997, immixGroup has delivered the specialized resources and expertise these companies need to increase their revenue, support their demand creators, and operate efficiently in the complex public sector IT market. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels trust immixGroup to provide reliable access to a wide range of enterprise software and hardware products through their preferred contracts and business partners. For more information, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at info@immixgroup.com, or on the Web at www.immixgroup.com.

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