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Karmanos Cancer Institute's 19th Annual Partners events honor Julie and Bob Skandalaris

Partners Golf Classic, Aug. 27; Partners Night Tailgate Party, Oct. 6

Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 19th Annual Partners events, a signature fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos’ exceptional cancer care and innovative research. This year’s honorees are Julie and Bob Skandalaris. The Partners Golf Classic will take place Monday, Aug. 27, at Franklin Hills Country Club. The Partners Night, which will be a Tailgate theme, will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, at Somerset Collection, South.  

Over the past 18 years, Partners, a group of hands-on volunteers, have raised nearly $13 million through the Partners events to support the Karmanos Cancer Institute’s exceptional state-of-the science research. This year’s Partners events will help support the additional recruitment of highly accomplished cancer scientists, complementing the exceptional cancer research already underway at Karmanos.    
Pre-registration is required. To register for the Partners Golf Classic or Partners Night contact Lisa Koltunchik at  313-576-8106, email; or visit


Partners Golf Classic
Monday, August 27

Two shotgun starts available:
7 a.m. Registration, 8 a.m. Tee Time 
$425/Individual or $1,700/foursome
11 a.m. Registration, 1:30 p.m. Tee Time   
$495/Individual or $1,980/foursome

Franklin Hills Country Club 
31675 Inkster
Franklin, Michigan 48025 
Partners Night
Saturday, October 6

7 p.m. Reception
Benefactor: $250 each
Friend: $175 each

Somerset Collection, South
2800 West Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48084 

The Partners Golf Classic will include a competitive golf scramble, lunch, refreshments and an awards dinner. The Partners Night will have a Tailgate theme and guests can show their team spirit by sporting their favorite team or game-day apparel. There will be a strolling dinner of favorite game-day foods, a brief program, an exciting auction and raffle, topped with live entertainment and dancing. 
Partners Executive Committee Co-Chairs are Michelle Mio and David Thewes; Partners Golf Classic Co-Chairs are Brian Eisenberg and J.J. Modell; and Partners Night Co-Chairs are Carol Ritchie and Jill Schumacher.   
Host Sponsor is Somerset Collection and the Forbes Company; Tailgate Sponsor is Chevrolet; Corporate Partner is Compuware Corporation; and Entertainment Sponsor is Quicken Loans.
Other key sponsors include: Cambridge Consulting Group; Marjorie S. Fisher; Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Kenwal Steel Corp.; and The Suburban Collection.
Magazine Sponsor is Hour Detroit and Dbusiness Magazines. Radio Sponsor WJR.
For information on additional Partners sponsorship opportunities contact Maureen Bender at  313-576-8111 or email

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