Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong accepts on behalf of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota a $6,800 donation Tuesday from family members of the late Ryan Gordon to support the Institute’s world-class cancer research. The funds were raised through the 3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction on June 20 at the Cedar River Golf Course in Adams, Minn.

Ryan Gordon Memorial donation 2015

Pictured (left to right) are Dr. Zigang Dong; Ryan’s parents, Roger and Shirley Gordon; and Ryan’s brother Chad Gordon.

To date, the Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament has raised $15,300 in support for cutting-edge cancer research at The Hormel Institute in Austin. As with any gift to The Hormel Institute, 100 percent of the donation will directly fund cancer research.