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Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 31st Annual Dinner April 20



Ruth Spencer, Local 4 Anchor


Mark and Kim Reuss


Kim and Mark Reuss Chair Signature Event; Ruth Spencer of WDIV Local 4 will Emcee

Join the celebration and help save lives by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 2013 Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 20, at the General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. Annual Dinner Chairs are Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America, and his wife Kim. This signature event continues the great partnership between GM, the GM Foundation and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, working toward a world without cancer.  

Local 4 Anchor/Consumer Reporter Ruth Spencer will serve as emcee for Karmanos’ 31st Annual Dinner. The elegant evening will feature a cocktail reception; seated dinner; entertainment by DJ Brad Hales and Motown legends The FOUR TOPS; dancing; a raffle of a stunning 18kt. white gold, pave set diamond bangle bracelet from Tapper’s Diamond & Fine Jewelry; and brief program. There will also be an exciting live auction featuring unique VIP experience packages. The event benefits the critical work of Karmanos researchers and physicians who are creating the next standard of cancer care that will be used around the world.  

WHAT: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 31st Annual Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – Midnight

WHERE: General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, 2500 East Grand Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48211

SUPPORT: Benefactor tickets are $750 and Patron tickets are $525. For more information and to reserve tickets, contact Lisa Koltunchik at 313-576-8106 or  You may also visit Karmanos’ 2013 Annual Dinner to reserve tickets online. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Maureen Bender at 313-576-8111 or  

SPECIAL PRE-EVENT AUCTION APRIL 5: First 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  

The first regular retail production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in West Palm Beach, Fl., on Friday, April 5, 2013. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Absentee bid forms are also available. For more information visit

Chevrolet is the Host Sponsor for Karmanos’ 2013 Annual Dinner. Other key sponsors include: Executive Sponsors, Compuware Corporation, Lil and Alex Erdeljan, Johnson Controls and Quicken Loans; Entertainment Sponsor, Credit Union ONE; Dinner Sponsors, AVL Americas, Becker Ventures, Crain Communications, The Delphi Foundation, Edw. C. Levy. Co., Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Kenwal Steel Corporation, Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian, Lear Corporation, Leo Burnett & Digitas, The Delphi Foundation, The Suburban Collection, UAW-GM Center for Human Resources and Worthington Industries; Magazine Sponsor, Hour Detroit and dbusiness; Radio Sponsor, News/Talk 760 WJR; and Television Sponsor, WDIV Local 4.
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