Yearly Archives: 2012

/2012

Packer football parents donate “Pink Out Night” funds

Members of the Austin Packers football team present a check on Tuesday for $790 to The Hormel Institute's Dr. Yibin Deng, a research section leader, and Gail Dennison, Director of Development and Public Relations, outside of Hass Stadium. The team's parent booster club raised the funds for breast cancer research during an inaugural "Pink [...]

November 1st, 2012|

Packer football parents donate ‘Pink Out Night’ funds

First-time event raises $790 for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 — Austin High School’s football parents, players and others recently helped raise $790 for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. On Tuesday, members of The Hormel Institute, the Austin Packers football team and the [...]

November 1st, 2012|

Annual golf tourney supports The Hormel Institute

Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament now has donated over $10,000 since 2009 AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 — Nearly $2,400 was donated Tuesday by employees of the Hormel Foods Corporation’s Austin plant in support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. Hormel Foods employees presented a check to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director [...]

October 24th, 2012|

Packer football parents to host ‘Pink Out Night’ Friday

First-time event to support The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Pink will be sported along with the usual Austin Packers scarlet and white colors during Friday night’s football game as part of an inaugural effort to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer [...]

October 11th, 2012|

Institute announces next worldwide development

Gov. Dayton, Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Walz help greet Chinese leaders behind partnership AUSTIN, Minn. — Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 — Leaders from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, and China’s Henan Province announced a major partnership development today that will accelerate discoveries aimed for improving health worldwide. Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong of The [...]

October 11th, 2012|

Institute Receives Major Funding for Skin Cancer Study

Dr. Morris awarded 5-year federal grant totaling more than $1.7 million Dr. Rebecca Morris. AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 — A five-year federal grant totaling more than $1.7 million has been awarded for skin cancer research led by Dr. Rebecca Morris, leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer section at The [...]

August 23rd, 2012|

Institute Remembers Former Director

Dr. Ralph T. Holman well known for researching, naming omega-3, omega-6   AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Aug. 16 — Dr. Ralph T. Holman, a highly distinguished scientist and former Executive Director of The Hormel Institute who named the omega-3 fatty acids, died Wednesday at age 94. Holman, who joined The Hormel Institute in [...]

August 17th, 2012|

Tolly Tourney Donates Thousands Again to Institute

2nd annual memorial golf event raises $13,500 to support cancer research in Austin More than $13,000 in donations are going toward The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research thanks to significant support from the 2nd annual Dave “Tolly” Tollefson Memorial Golf Tournament. Tollefson’s wife, family and friends on Monday presented a check for $13,500 [...]

August 14th, 2012|

The Hormel Institute again offering summer open houses

Free, monthly event starts Thursday, gives inside look at world-renowned cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – June 26, 2012 — World-renowned cancer research will be on display Thursday evening as The Hormel Institute offers its first of three scheduled open houses for the public this summer. The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic will offer an [...]

June 27th, 2012|

President of large Chinese medical college visits

Delegation from Guangdong Medical College tours The Hormel Institute in Austin AUSTIN, Minn. — Friday, June 15, 2012 — A president of a large medical college in China brought his traveling delegation Friday morning to The Hormel Institute for a tour of the state-of-the-art research facility led by Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. [...]

June 15th, 2012|

WALK FOR A CANCER FREE WORLD

2nd annual walk 5:30 p.m. TUESDAY, July 3 “WALK FOR A CANCER FREE WORLD” is a “for everyone” event and Uncle Sam wants YOU to show your support of research leading to a world free of cancer. Last year, the first “Walk for a Cancer Free World” drew over 250 participants. All registration money goes [...]

June 15th, 2012|

AHS club raises funds again for The Hormel Institute

Students give $2,500 from 2nd annual ‘Strides for a Cure’ to support breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, June 12, 2012 — Austin High School’s Youth Leadership Club donated $2,500 on Tuesday in support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research after raising money for the second-straight year through a “Strides [...]

June 13th, 2012|

President of cancer center in China visits The Hormel Institute

AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, May 31 — Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, on Thursday hosted the president of the Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CIHCAMS). Dr. Jie He, whose own research includes novel work in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, was visiting as a guest speaker [...]

June 1st, 2012|

Legislators honored for work to secure bonding for Institute

City of Austin officials now starting planning process; groundbreaking possibly late this year AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, May 15 – Local leaders today thanked their local legislators Sen. Dan Sparks and Rep. Jeanne Poppe , among other state legislators, for their successful efforts in the Legislature’s recent session to secure bonding funds to support The [...]

May 15th, 2012|

Bonding bill gives full funding request for Institute expansion

Bipartisan support leads legislators to include $13.5 million for cancer-research project AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, May 8 —State legislators on Monday approved the full $13.5 million in bonding funds requested by Austin Port Authority to help expand The Hormel Institute, allowing construction to begin within the year. Gov. Mark Dayton has indicated his support for [...]

May 8th, 2012|

AHS students offer second 5k walk/run against cancer

Event to raise money again for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, May 1 — Austin High School students again are supporting The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research by raising money through a 5k walk/run this month. Members of the AHS Youth Leadership Club – which last year raised $2,500 [...]

May 1st, 2012|

Dong to co-lead cancer prevention session at national conference

Executive director, 20 other scientists from The Hormel Institute to present at AACR event AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 29 — Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will help lead a session focused on new approaches to cancer prevention at an upcoming national conference in Chicago. Dong will [...]

April 2nd, 2012|

Dong to co-lead cancer prevention session at national conference

Executive director, 20 other scientists from The Hormel Institute to present at AACR event AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 29 — Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will help lead a session focused on new approaches to cancer prevention at an upcoming national conference in Chicago. Dong will [...]

April 2nd, 2012|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 31

Deadline approaching for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity AUSTIN, Minn. — Monday, March 19 — Applications are due in full by the end of March for college undergraduates interested in the 10-week, paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Items must be postmarked no later than March [...]

March 19th, 2012|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 31

  Deadline approaching for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity AUSTIN, Minn. — Monday, March 19 — Applications are due in full by the end of March for college undergraduates interested in the 10-week, paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Items must be postmarked no later than [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Institute hosts winners of its science fair awards

Students from Austin’s public, private schools take tour of world-renowned cancer research center   AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 15 — Austin students who received a special award from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic during this year’s local science fairs got to take a tour of the world-renowned cancer research facility [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Institute hosts winners of its science fair awards

Students from Austin’s public, private schools take tour of world-renowned cancer research center AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 15 — Austin students who received a special award from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic during this year’s local science fairs got to take a tour of the world-renowned cancer research facility on [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Scientists from The Hormel Institute work with Ellis students

For third-straight year, Institute researchers visit Austin middle school for day-long science activities AUSTIN, Minn. — Tuesday, March 13 — Scientists from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic worked with about 600 students in 7th and 8th grades throughout the day on Tuesday, March 13, at the Ellis Middle School’s classroom science [...]

March 14th, 2012|

Scientists from The Hormel Institute to work with Ellis students

  For third-straight year, Institute researchers visit Austin middle school for day-long science activities AUSTIN, Minn. — Tuesday, March 13 — Scientists from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic worked with about 600 students in 7th and 8th grades throughout the day on Tuesday, March 13, at the Ellis Middle School’s classroom [...]

March 13th, 2012|Tags: |

‘Paint the Town Pink’ tops $62,500 in overall donations

Austin’s first citywide effort to decorate itself in pink has led to more than $62,500 raised for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research.

February 15th, 2012|Tags: |

‘Fishing for a Cure’ posts record donation, turnout

Annual ice-fishing contest in Austin raises about $12,000 for the Institute’s cancer research AUSTIN – Monday, February 13 — With about 270 people ice fishing – more than double the previous high for a turnout in its 10-year history – “Fishing for a Cure” recently netted nearly $12,000 in donations for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned [...]

February 14th, 2012|

‘Paint the Rink Pink’ donation in ’12 soars higher

Austin Bruins present more than $38,000 for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Friday, February 10 — More than $38,000 is going to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research thanks to the Austin Bruins’ 2nd annual “Paint the Rink Pink” fundraiser game last weekend that drew a sellout crowd of nearly [...]

February 13th, 2012|

Institute study makes key finding in stem cell self-renewal

Cancer research by The Hormel Institute published in top scientific journal February 5, 20112 – Austin, Minn. - A University of Minnesota-led research team has proposed a mechanism for the control of whether embryonic stem cells continue to proliferate and stay stem cells, or differentiate into adult cells like brain, liver or skin. The work [...]

February 7th, 2012|

The Hormel Institute says THANK YOU !

  The Hormel Institute gives our community a huge THANK YOU for the "Paint the Rink Pink" and "Paint the Town Pink" events during February 1-5. Donations from the weekend are still pouring in. Estimates show well over $31,000 will be given to The Hormel Institute for breast cancer research from the Austin Bruins' hockey [...]

February 6th, 2012|