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 Valley Tribune.

USC Research Facilities Renamed
in Honor of Ex-Rosemead Resident

Former 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.

The 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.

Munoz, 56, 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 death.

Munoz's son, 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.

To date, the charity has donated more than $100,000 to USC for medical research.

"I 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.'

The sixth annual Augie Munoz Memorial Golf Tournament will be July 9 at California Country Club in Whittier.

Augie Munoz 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.

For more 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 reports