NEWS | May 14, 2012

Annual Spaghetti Western tickets on sale now

Amador County benefit raises funds for UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center research


The 5th Annual Spaghetti Western presented by the Amador Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) will be held on June 16 at 6 p.m. at Cooper Vineyards in Plymouth. Guests can ride the tram through the vineyards, dance to music provided by Dick Cooper's Country-Western band, and enjoy an authentic chuck-wagon/tri-tip barbecue with specially prepared spaghetti, salad, rolls and dessert.

Items to be auctioned off include a beautifully restored 1951 Ferguson tractor, a stay at a stunning private lodge near Kirkwood, a behind-the-scenes wildlife adventure and dinner at a highly-rated Shenandoah Valley winery.

KCRA'S Edie Lambert will emcee the event, introducing Ralph de Vere White, director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Frederick J. Meyers, executive associate dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. De Vere White and Meyers will present this year's recipient of the Christine and Helen S. Landgraf Memorial cancer-research grant.

ACRF was built from an endowed cancer research fund in memory of Christine Landgraf and established in 1973 by Christine's parents. In 2007, Christine's sister, Cathy, with support from de Vere White and Meyers, began the Amador Cancer Research Foundation to broaden the impact of the fund by involving the community. ACRF is dedicated to raising funds for innovative cancer research through creative and energetic events.

Spaghetti Western tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children. Call the Amador Council of Tourism at 209-267-9249 or Barron's Flooring & Design at 209-267-0200 for more information.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 9,000 adults and children every year, and access to more than 150 clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program engages more than 280 scientists at UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Jackson Laboratory (JAX West), whose scientific partnerships advance discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Through the Cancer Care Network, UC Davis collaborates with a number of hospitals and clinical centers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California regions to offer the latest cancer care. Its community-based outreach and education programs address disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations. For more information, visit