La Caņada Valley Sun - News March 22, 2007 La Cañada Valley Sun: La Cañada Flintridge, California

Torres Memorial Golf Tournament Plans Underway

La Caņada Valley Sun - News March 22, 2007

By Elaine La Marr

The third annual 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 9, at La Caņada Flintridge Country Club.

Torres, a 23-year-old Marine and graduate of Palm Crest Elementary School, Flintridge Prep and Annapolis who lost a two-year battle with a rare form of liver cancer on April 3, 2004, asked his parents and friends to help find a cure. Funds raised go directly to Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), an independent medical research non-profit in Pasadena, which is respected and renowned for its groundbreaking work in cancer research as well as research for other debilitating diseases.

"Andrew believed it was important to support cancer research. This tournament is a labor of love for family and friends and it helps fulfill our promise to him," said his father, Leonard Torres. Torres' mother Anita Brenner Torres added, "It is a beautiful reflection of the bond Andrew had with his elementary and high school friends, who steer the organizing committee."

HMRI Executive Director William Opel stated, "Physicians at HMRI's Liver Center on Fair Oaks Avenue and scientists in HMRI's Molecular Medicine laboratory on North El Molino Avenue are working toward better understanding the causes of liver cancer, how to detect it early, and better ways to treat it."

There are spaces available for golfers and those who wish to attend only the dinner on July 9. For more information, call (626) 792-3175 or visit"