Dear Friends,

We thank you for the support you've given to the Andrew Torres Memorial Golf Classic over the last four years. In the hours before he lost his battle to cancer, Andrew Torres made his family and friends promise to help find a cure for this disease. It is a testament to Andrew's memory that we've raised over $200,000 to support the important cancer research at Huntington Medical Research Institutes. In an effort to engage more young professionals in the fight to cure cancer, Andrew's friends have organized Cheers to Andrew! We need your help to make this event a success.

Cheers to Andrew! is an evening of food, drinks and fun to celebrate the life of our former classmate and friend, and benefits HMRI's promising research to identify a protein biomarker for liver cancer. Cancer affects people of all ages, and this event is a collaborative effort to recruit more support for HMRI. Please join us in welcoming this new generation of supporters.

Cheers to Andrew! takes place May 28th, 2009 at 6pm at Remedy Lounge in downtown LA, with food provided by adjoining restaurant, Provecho. Provecho and Remedy Lounge are owned by Andrew's Flintridge Prep classmate, Jill Bigelow, and her husband, Gabriel Morales. Gabriel is also the executive chef, crafting delicious and innovative Mexican tapas. If you dine at Provecho on May 28th, make sure to say, "Cheers to Andrew!" and Provecho will donate 10% of your bill to HMRI.

Purchase your Cheers to Andrew! tickets online at Each $50 ticket includes appetizers, a free drink, and a raffle ticket to enter to win one of our fabulous prizes, including a Nintendo Wii. Our silent auction will feature gift certificates to popular LA restaurants, Dodger tickets, yoga classes, beautiful jewelry, and more. For more information about this exciting event, please visit the website, or email If you are unable to join us for this event, please consider making a donation online at the Cheers to Andrew! website.

Thank you for your help in supporting HMRI's continuing research in Andrew's memory.


Rachel Torres
Event Co-chair

Matthew Linder
Event Co-chair