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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Summer 96

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Funding a Cure

In the March issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine, I called upon our readers to make donations to CaPCure, the prostate cancer research foundation. Prostate cancer is a disease that may affect up to 20 percent of the adult male population in this country. It is an insidious killer. The research underway has already made gains in early diagnosis of the disease, and there is hope that more breakthroughs will be made in the years to come.

Your response was overwhelming. We have already received more than $20,000 from our readers. Thank you.

In addition, the Fourth Annual "A Night to Remember," held on Monday, April 1, 1996, included a charity auction to benefit CaPCure. The dinner, held this year at New York City's Four Seasons Restaurant, was attended by 166 men from around the country (see Nights to Remember, page 392). The lots auctioned featured rare cigars, including two separate lots of pre-Castro Cuban cigars, several humidors, including a unique piece designed at my request by Elie Bleu in France using images of Cuban cigars and Cuban cigar bands on the outside, trips to the Dominican Republic with tours of cigar factories, and a new Chrysler Sebring convertible. The auction raised $139,000, and the total contribution from the event topped $225,000.

Finally, we have set aside a certain percentage of the net proceeds from our Big Smoke events, of which 10 will be held in 1996 around the United States. It is an appropriate way for us to give back for some of the good times that we have had.

The total contribution to CaPCure from the readers of Cigar Aficionado magazine and all Cigar Aficionado events to date is approximately $575,000.

Thank you very much.

If you haven't sent in your contribution already, please do. We'll be glad to forward it to CaPCure.

Marvin R. Shanken

Editor and Publisher

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