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November 27th, 2013|

Local singers take ‘Journey’ to support Institute

Proceeds from Spiritually Motivated’s contemporary Christian CD to fund cancer research In front (left to right): Erin Schumacher, Faye Bollingberg. Back row: Jan Muzik, Mike Veldman, Brendhan Wagner, Brian Bawek. A group of well-known Austin singers has created a new CD of contemporary Christian songs as part of an effort to support The [...]

November 27th, 2013|

Spiritually Motivated Benefit CD on Sale

Spiritually Motivated, an off-shoot of the Adult Choir at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, began as an ecumenical choral roup in 1997 under the guidance of choral director Jan Muzik. After a hiatus, the group recently was reborn when Jim King, of Eigth Avenue Recording in Austin, enlisted former members Michael Veldman, Erin [...]

November 26th, 2013|

2013 Food Drive

Faculty and staff of The Hormel Institute stand Friday with the results of their drive to collect donated food and personal-care items for the Austin Salvation Army food shelf. Institute employees pictured (left to right) are Dr. Bing Li; Dr. Shujun Liu; Nyssa Readio, a junior scientist who once again organized the drive; Kelsey [...]

November 25th, 2013|

2013 Tolly Tournament Donation

This year, the Dave “Tolly” Tollefson Memorial Foundation raised more than $15,000 in support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class cancer research in Austin.Pictured are Tolly’s Timeout restaurant owners Geri Olson and Brian Tollefson (son of the late Dave Tollefson) along with Brian’s mother Peg Tollefson presenting a $15,750 check donation from the 3rd annual [...]

November 14th, 2013|

Donation “Hunting for a Cure” 2013

Members of the Mower County and Tri-County Pheasants Forever chapters present a $2,500 donation Friday from their first “Hunting for a Cure” event to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The Oct. 5 event at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve near LeRoy raised awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer [...]

November 4th, 2013|

Donation “Pink Out Night” 2013

Austin High School's football team present a nearly $1,660 donation Thursday to The Hormel Institute in support of its world-renowned breast cancer research. Money was raised through the team's 2nd annual "Pink Out Night" game Oct. 16 against Mankato East. Gail Dennison, Director of Public Relations & Development, and Dr. Yibin Deng, one of [...]

October 31st, 2013|

AHS football’s ‘Pink Out Night’ returns Wednesday

2nd annual game supports The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research Pink Packers and Cougars will converge on Hass Stadium this Wednesday night to raise awareness of breast cancer and support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research against the disease. The 2nd annual “Pink Out Night” fundraising night will happen Wednesday evening at Hass Stadium [...]

October 14th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ spreading beyond Austin

Brownsdale first community to officially plan own PTTP fundraising in February Pink plans for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research are expanding outside of Austin into surrounding communities, with Brownsdale first to officially set dates. Following an invitation to southern Minnesota and neighboring communities to join the annual fundraiser, Brownsdale residents formed a PTTP committee [...]

October 3rd, 2013|

Pheasants Forever offering first ‘Hunting for a Cure’

Oct. 5 event in LeRoy to support The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Download Flyer Pheasant hunters will come together in early October for a new fundraiser in LeRoy to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Mower County Pheasants Forever, of Austin, and the Tri-County Pheasants Forever, based in Rochester, are [...]

September 18th, 2013|

Annual Hormel Foods Tourney Supports Institute Again

(Left to right): Gail Dennison, The Hormel Institute; Jesse Cass, Hormel Foods; Sue Lunde, Hormel Foods; Diane Fuller, Hormel Foods; Liz Nelson, Hormel Foods; Tim Fritz, Austin Plant Manager, Hormel Foods; Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Bode, The Hormel Institute; Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe, The Hormel Institute; Elton Edland, Hormel Foods; and Dr. Joshua Liao, [...]

August 28th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ details announced for 2014 festival

Goal to raise $150,000 for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Volunteers for the annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative announced today their goal to raise $150,000 in February to support The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Recognizing today as the six-month mark from the start of the 2014 festival, members of the “Paint [...]

August 14th, 2013|

Over 200 registered so far for Austin’s first ‘Color Dash’

5K event to serve as early kickoff for 2nd annual Austin ArtWorks festival More than 200 people already have registered for Austin’s first “5 for 5” Color Dash 5K Walk/Fun Run later this month at the Historic Downtown Power Plant. Calling itself “the world’s brightest 5K,” The Color Dash organization based in Owatonna will start [...]

August 2nd, 2013|

New 5K in Brownsdale to support breast cancer research

Run/walk event to raise funds for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge work After doctors found a mass during her routine mammogram in 2012, Tina Ellis decided – without hesitation – to have a double mastectomy due to her family’s strong history of cancer. Now, Ellis is leading the first “Run with the Breast of Us” 5K [...]

July 30th, 2013|

Group of girls from Austin donated money to The Hormel Institute’s cancer research

A group of girls from Austin donated $50 today in support of The Hormel Institute's cancer research. They raised the money by offering face-painting at the Jellystone Campground, east of Austin, in late June. (left to right) are Katherine Schumacher, Payton Kempen, Sophia Tweeten, Ellie Guanella, Natalie Guanella, Nora Tweeten and Dr. Zigang Dong. [...]

July 22nd, 2013|

Institute researchers publish article in Nature

Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe  -  Cellular Dynamics Section Dr. Rhoderick Brown - Membrane Biochemistry Section at the Hormel Institute Drs. Brown, Hinchcliffe lead team behind discovery featured in top science journal Researchers at The Hormel Institute led a group of scientists in discovering a “missing link” in the major cell pathway involved in chronic inflammation, [...]

July 22nd, 2013|

New memorial golf tourney donates nearly $2,500

Roger and Shirley Gordon, of Adams, presented on Tuesday a $2,450 donation to The Hormel Institute in their son’s memory. Event dedicated to Adams native Ryan Gordon who died from cancer in 2011 Friends and family of the late Ryan Gordon, who passed away in November 2011 from stomach cancer at age 42, [...]

July 17th, 2013|

5 nonprofits combine for first ‘Color Dash’ in Austin

The Hormel Institute, other groups to benefit from 5K walk/fun run on Aug. 18 Austin will get a significant dash of color later this summer when The Hormel Institute joins four other local nonprofits to raise money for their charitable efforts through a new 5K walk/run. Austin’s first “5 for 5” Color Dash 5K Walk/Fun [...]

June 25th, 2013|

The Hormel Institute offering summer open houses

Last Thursday of each month to provide inside look at world-renowned cancer research   World-renowned cancer research and cutting-edge technologies will be showcased in a series of three monthly open house events starting this Thursday evening at The Hormel Institute. Continuing a summer tradition, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will offer a free [...]

June 25th, 2013|

‘Walk for a Cancer Free World’ features new route, partners

3rd annual event to offer one-mile loop starting, ending at The Hormel Institute The Hormel Institute is partnering with local groups focused on healthy living to offer its 3rd annual “Walk for a Cancer Free World” on July 5 as part of Austin’s Freedom Fest. A new, shorter walking route – about one mile – [...]

June 21st, 2013|

June 2013 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Supercomputers: Accelerating cancer research discoveries The Hormel Institute’s skin cancer research is featured on this month’s cover of Cancer Prevention Research, one of the world’s top journals. A computer image depicts a compound from the milk thistle plant directly binding with and inhibiting a protein related to melanoma, the most fatal [...]

June 3rd, 2013|

Institute finds skin cancer inhibitor in milk thistle

Team led by Dr. Zigang Dong shows natural anticancer agent silybin inhibits melanoma   Researchers at The Hormel Institute have discovered that an anticancer agent in milk thistle significantly inhibits the growth of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer afflicting millions of people worldwide. The cutting-edge discovery by a research team led by The [...]

May 20th, 2013|

AHS club’s 3rd annual Strides fights breast cancer

5K run/walk to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research Young leaders from Austin High School once again are raising support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research by organizing a 5K run/walk Saturday morning. Members of the AHS Youth Leadership Club, which last year raised $2,500 for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast [...]

May 15th, 2013|

March 2013 Newsletter

INSIDE THIS ISSUE MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Finding innovative ways to prevent human cancer Today, we are confronted by environmental, societal, and global conditions affecting our health. This is a world with an alarming increase in cancer incidence in many countries. Such challenges cannot be solved one patient at a time. We have to find [...]

March 27th, 2013|

Institute research professor to share expertise with Ellis students

Dr. Hinchcliffe to give 7th-graders presentations about science and research AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 14, 2013 — Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe, a section leader at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will give educational and entertaining presentations throughout the day on Monday to 7th-grade students at Austin’s Ellis Middle School. As part of [...]

March 14th, 2013|

February 2013 Newsletter

INSIDE THIS ISSUE MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Support makes research progress possible In the start to 2013, The Hormel Institute has received important support from numerous individuals, families, businesses and organizations as well as from fundraisers that included many first-time events. This strong display of support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class cancer research is encouraging, [...]

February 26th, 2013|

2012 Hormel Institute Annual Report

February 2013 Dear Friends, Attached you will find the new Annual Report for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. We trust you will enjoy this issue that summarizes our exciting research progress, collaborations built to strengthen The Hormel Institute and plans for a major expansion in 2014. If you would like a hard copy, please [...]

February 22nd, 2013|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 1

Earlier deadline this year for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity Applications are due in full by March 1 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 1 for The Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate [...]

February 18th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ raises over $110,500 in donations

2nd annual citywide initiative supports The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research "Paint the Town Pink" funds will go 100 percent directly to supporting The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research into ways to prevent and control breast cancer. Austin’s 2nd annual "Paint the Town Pink" has raised more than $110,500 for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned [...]

February 15th, 2013|

‘Paint the Rink Pink’ tops $100,000 over 3 years

Austin Bruins raise nearly $40,000 from this year’s game for Institute’s breast cancer research Austin Bruins owner Craig Patrick on Monday presented The Hormel Institute's Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong with a $39,819 donation from the hockey team's 3rd annual "Paint the Rink Pink" game Feb. 2. Also pictured (left to right) are The [...]

February 13th, 2013|

New events to conclude 2nd annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’

‘Pretty in Pink’ movie, polar plunge to support The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research. AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 — Two new events this weekend will conclude Austin’s 2nd annual “Paint the Town Pink” festivities to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Historic Paramount Theatre is hosting [...]

February 7th, 2013|

Free Seminar to Discuss Lowering Cancer Risk with Food, Fitness

Dr. Margot Cleary, breast cancer researcher at The Hormel Institute, to speak Wednesday Dr. Margot Cleary, one of The Hormel Institute’s section leaders focused on breast cancer research, will give a presentation Wednesday as part of a new “Staying in the Pink” health seminar. Free to the public, the “Staying in the Pink” seminar will [...]

February 5th, 2013|

Local Sixth-graders to Get Unique Tour of Institute

Science demos, high-tech cancer research part The Hormel Institute’s 4th annual Ellis Day Media are invited to follow Austin sixth-graders as they tour The Hormel Institute throughout today as part of the 4th annual Ellis Day. Hundreds of students from Austin’s Ellis Middle School will meet scientists and experience interactive – as well as messy [...]

January 30th, 2013|

‘Hoops for Hope’ makes first major PTTP donation

AHS boys basketball team, booster club raise $2,500 for Institute’s breast cancer research Austin High School’s boys basketball team and its booster club donated $2,500 today to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research, making it the first major donation of Austin’s 2nd annual "Paint the Town Pink" initiative that officially starts Friday, [...]

January 30th, 2013|

New contest encourages all to decorate in pink

"Paint the Town Pin'’ free contest signup due Friday; décor must be ready by Feb. 1 A new "Paint the Town Pink" citywide contest is aiming to add more pink around Austin in the coming weeks, helping to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. This Friday is the signup [...]

January 18th, 2013|

Packer boys basketball to shoot ‘Hoops for Hope’

Team, parents supporting Institute’s breast cancer research Thursday with pink event AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 — As an early kickoff for the 2nd annual “Paint the Town Pink,” the Austin Packers boys basketball team and their parents will raise awareness and support Thursday evening for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. [...]

January 15th, 2013|

Institute leader awarded nearly $1.8 million in grants

Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong targeting skin, colon cancers with new funds   AUSTIN, Minn. – Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 — Nearly $1.8 million in federal grants have been approved for research led by The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong that is focused on preventing skin and colon cancers. One grant totals about [...]

January 7th, 2013|