We are pleased
to announce the recent dedication in honor of my father, Augustine
L. Munoz, at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los
Angeles. Following is a news article published in the San Gabriel
Research Facilities Renamed
in Honor of Ex-Rosemead Resident
Rosemead resident Augustine L. Munoz had a research laboratory
and examination room dedicated to him Friday for donations by
the Augustine L. Munoz Cancer Research Fund, which is dedicated
to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
research offices of Dr. Peter Laird, associate professor of surgery,
biochemistry and molecular biology, were renamed in honor of Munoz
at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
died in 1998 after a short battle with a rare form of pancreatic
cancer. He was treated at Norris in the weeks leading up to his
San Gabriel resident David Munoz, and several of his friends organized
a charity golf tournament to raise money for research into the
early detection of pancreatic cancer.
the charity has donated more than $100,000 to USC for medical
feel really proud that the memory of my father lives on through
our efforts,' David Munoz said. "His name will be seen every
day and people will know that he was a fine man. It's a great
feeling to know that this way he'll still be able to help other
people in their time of need.'
annual Augie Munoz Memorial Golf Tournament will be July 9 at
California Country Club in Whittier.
was one of three brothers who owned and ran Mexican food product
company Dolores Canning Co. in Los Angeles. He was a supporter
of several local causes and, at one point, served on the Los Angeles
County Commission on Human Relations.
information about the golf tournament, go to www.augiemunoz.org
. For more information about USC Comprehensive Cancer Hospital,
go to www.uscnorris.com
-- From staff