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2019
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American Family Insurance Championship hosts UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Race for Research June 15

Annual fundraiser is now newest tournament week event

The PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship become the official host of the annual UW Carbone’s Race for Research held on Saturday, June 15, part of the lead-up to tournament week.

The family-friendly, 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk raises funds to support cancer research. UW Carbone’s Race for Research has raised more than $700,000 since its beginning in 2010 and has become a place for community members, patients, survivors, families and staff to join together to fight cancer.

This year’s event took place at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, located adjacent to the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis.

At the pre-event program, American Family Insurance Associate Vice President of Community Investment and Partnerships Judd Schemmel was MC and Chief Financial Officer and UW-Madison alum Dan Kelly spoke on behalf of American Family.

There were 1,200 participants who raised more than $150,000 for cancer research.

See a recap video of the event:

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About UW Carbone Cancer Center
The UW Carbone Cancer Center is Wisconsin’s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center and combines cutting edge research with outstanding patient care. Web: www.uwhealth.org/cancer

About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Scott McCarron (2018), Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2019 event will be held June 15-23 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. More than $4.7 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016. For more information: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp