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08/27/2012 at 6:39pm

Tom McGraw Cycles for the Tugger and TMF

"I wore my Foundation cycling suit every other day and early into the first morning I had a woman ride up next to me and tell me she loved Tug!  I wasn’t sure if she was speaking metaphorically or literally, but I was relieved when she told me she was 9 when the Amazing Mets of 1969 won the World Series."

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08/15/2012 at 7:07pm

"Keep pressing on to the goal"

TMF Board Member Making a Difference on the Greens. My father, Ray, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor in the summer of 2002.  He fought for his life courageously for seven months before passing away from this vicious disease in January 2003.  For the past seven years, I have kept the memory of my dad alive by actively raising money for the Tug McGraw Foundation with the hopes of helping others who are or may experience what my dad went through.  I, along with my family, continue to follow his motto “keep pressing on to the goal”…and that is exactly what I am trying to do through this fundraiser. Peter Lang


Join Peter for their Eighth Annual Ray Lang Memorial Golf Tournament

August 25, 2012

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08/08/2012 at 6:50pm

TMF Appoints Jim Treadway to Board of Directors

August 7, 2012, Yountville CA -- Tug McGraw Foundation has announced the appointment of Jim Treadway to its Board of Directors.


Treadway is vice chairman of Benchmark Hospitality International's Advisory Board and general manager of Bardessono in Yountville, Napa Valley, California, one of Benchmark’s Personal Luxury Hotels & Resorts℠ properties. A well-known and respected leader in the U.S. hotel and hospitality industry, Jim has been associated with some of the most desirable properties in the US, South Africa and Europe. He has served as senior vice president of operations for Westin and president of the North American Division of Westin Hotels and Resorts for the four years prior its sale to Starwood.


“I’m humbled and honored to have been appointed to the Tug McGraw Foundation’s Board.  Its good work is near and dear to my heart, and I’ll do my best to contribute mightily to its ongoing contribution to society.” Said Treadway.



“Jim is an outstanding addition to our board,” said CFO Wendy Turman. “He brings a wealth of experience and an expertise that contribute greatly to our mission.”  TMF President and CEO Jennifer Brusstar said, “Treadway’s perspective on healthcare and the non-profit industry will be extremely valuable to the Tug McGraw Foundation as we continue to strengthen and grow.”


08/01/2012 at 11:14am

Guest Blogger-CEO Ed Chatlos

I've been on Avastin for 18 months now and it's delivered what it promised.  My large, olive size tumors are now barely visible in my regular MRIs.  Again, I believe my journey could have been shortened, if I had a network of other patients to talk with."  Read Full Blog.

07/31/2012 at 5:56pm

Run for Your Life Press Release

Yountville, CA – Run for your Life! at the Tug McGraw Foundation’s inaugural 5k Fun Run, Walk and High Heel Dash on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in downtown Yountville, Napa Valley, CA. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tug McGraw Foundation. Includes: Kids Costume Dash, Pre and Post Parties for kids and adults! Tatoos, Fortune Telling, a Chance to win a iPad and Tim McGraw tickets. Read Full Press Release


06/21/2012 at 12:20pm

Tune In: TMF CAPE Student Abby Johnston Competing for Olympic Spot!

Abby Johnston, 5th year senior Tug McGraw CAPE student and Duke Diver will be competing in   the Synchronized Women's 3m Springboard finals at the Olympic Trials Tonight! Abby and her  partner are entering the finals in 1st place.

The finals will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network NBCSN

Thurs. June 21, 10pm - 12am NBCSN Finals: Diving Women's 3 meter Synchro


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Watch: Duke Coach Talks About Abby and Abby shares who inspires her on her iPod!


06/18/2012 at 5:06pm

Bill Doyle: Treating Cancer with Electric Fields to Improve QOL

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain types of cancer -- the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life. Watch Now.


06/14/2012 at 6:22pm

Operation Homefront Announces New Listings

Below is a list of links to homes currently available through the "Homes on the Homefront" program.

Please click the various links below to view a property or to self-select as an applicant for each property.
Once a property is closed for applications, a case worker will screen all applicants for each home and a

selectioncommittee will determine who will be the home recipient.


Click Here, To Visit All Listings

06/12/2012 at 3:14pm

TMF Takes Part in One Mind Conference-Watch Recap

The Tug McGraw Foundation was honored to sponsor and take part in One Mind's for Research 1st Annual Meeting of the One Mind for Research Campaign: Curing Brain Disease on May 23-25, 2012 at the University of California, Los Angeles, firmly establishing itself as a leader in brain research, anti-stigma advocacy and mental health policy.

The conference was welcomed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and featured over 350 of the world’s leading scientists and researchers in a discussion of how to accelerate the next generation of innovative neuroscience discoveries.



06/07/2012 at 3:00pm

Results Are In! Team Delta Scores As Does TMF!

June 7, 2012, Nashville TN – The Tug McGraw Foundation featured a star-studded lineup for its inaugural “Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout”, presented by DeltaSports.TV, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee. The event raised over $65,000 with proceeds benefiting the Tug McGraw Foundation and its efforts to improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


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06/07/2012 at 9:00am

June's Guest Blogger-Real Warriors

The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness initiative designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds. Sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), the campaign is an integral part of the Defense Department’s overall effort to encourage warriors and families to seek appropriate care and support for psychological health concerns. LEARN MORE.

06/06/2012 at 6:52pm

Stars Show Up for A Great Cause


Tim McGraw Tug McGraw Celebrity Shootout


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Stars descended on the Nashville Gun Club Tuesday for the Tug McGraw Foundation's inaugural celebrity shootout.


Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit military service members affected by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


Retired Staff Sgt. Allen Hill was critically injured in Iraq in November 2007.

While his physical injuries have healed, he still deals with the invisible injuries of PTSD and TBI.

Allen has been in and out of numerous hospitals and residential PTSD treatment programs, most recently The Pathway Home in Yountville, California, where he, along with his service dog, Frankie, finally learned how to better manage his PTSD.  Click here, to read and watch full story and coverage.


05/23/2012 at 6:00am


The Tug McGraw Foundation has announced the complete, star-studded lineup for its inaugural “Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout”, presented by DeltaSports.TV, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee.  Several of country music’s hottest stars have signed on to join GRAMMY® Award- winning musician Tim McGraw including a hockey player. Find out who now!


05/22/2012 at 6:46pm

Stay Tuned!

...the complete, star-studded lineup will be announced tomorrow for our inaugural “Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout”, presented by DeltaSports.TV, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee. There will be a surprise or two!