Karmanos Cancer Institute to Hold Annual Partners Events


DETROIT — Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 20th-Annual Partners Events, a signature two-part fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos’ exceptional cancer care and innovative research. This year’s honorees are the Institute’s largest benefactors, Danialle Karmanos and Peter Karmanos, Jr.

The Partners Golf Classic will take place Sept. 9, at Franklin Hills Country Club. The Partners Night, a strolling dinner with a special guest comedian, will take place  Oct. 5, at The Fillmore Detroit. 

Since Partners’ inception, the group has raised nearly $13 million through the Partners Events to support the Karmanos Cancer Institute’s exceptional state-of-the-science research. This year’s Partners Events will help support the additional recruitment of highly-accomplished cancer scientists, complementing the exceptional cancer research already underway at Karmanos.    

Pre-registration is required and limited space is available. To register for the Partners Golf Classic or Partners Night, contact Lisa Koltunchik at 313-576-8106; e-mail koltuncl@karmanos.org; or visit karmanos.org/partners.

Partners Golf Classic

Partners Night

Monday, September 9

Saturday, October 5

Two shotgun starts available:

7 p.m. Reception

7 a.m. Registration, 8 a.m. Tee Time

The Fillmore Detroit

$425/Individual or $1,700/foursome

2115 Woodward Avenue

11 a.m. Registration, 1:30 p.m. Tee Time

Detroit, Michigan 48201

$495/Individual or $1,980/foursome

Benefactor: $250 each

Franklin Hills Country Club

Friend: $175 each

31675 Inkster


Franklin, Michigan 48025



The Partners Golf Classic will include a competitive golf scramble, lunch, refreshments, and an awards dinner. The Partners Night will include a strolling dinner, short program, special guest comedian, exciting raffle, live entertainment, and late night dancing.

Partners Executive Committee Co-Chairs are Brian Eisenberg and Michelle Mio.

Major event sponsors include Lead Sponsor Compuware Corporation and Corporate Partner Quicken Loans.                                                                

For information on additional Partners sponsorship opportunities, contact Maureen Bender at 313-576-8111 or email benderm@karmanos.org.