AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - An effort by Georgia Regents University to establish a national cancer research center has gotten a $6 million boost from the Masters golf tournament.
The money is expected to help the university meet the local match needed for a new cancer research building on campus, and establish a camp for sick and disabled children. The tournament is hosted annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Club spokesman Steve Ethun tells the Augsuta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1kSHwh1 ) the gift is in addition to support the club already provides through a foundation to dozens of local charities.
Georgia Regents University is trying to establish the state's second National Cancer Institute-designated facility, and the first at a public university in Georgia. Emory University is home to the Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta.
Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com