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Argosy raises more than $8,000 toward cancer fight


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON – Argosy Casino Alton kicked off the summer by giving back to the community with donations supporting cancer research. The casino was a fund-raising partner in the Riverbend Relay for Life on June 6 and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, St. Louis on June 13.

Philippe Khouri, general manager of Argosy Casino Alton said: “We greatly admire the work of both organizations and are happy to contribute to such important causes.”

On June 6, the Argosy Casino team gathered at the Robert E. Glazebrook Community Park for the Riverbend Relay for Life. The team raised $2,726 for the American Cancer Society to fund ongoing cancer research and education.

The Argosy Casino kept the giving going the following weekend at the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Together the team raised $2,673, which will support local, community-based screening, education and patient navigation programs, as well as the Susan G. Komen Grants Program, including cutting-edge breast cancer research in St. Louis.

The casino’s patrons also did their fair share of giving. The Sunday after each event, players were invited to purchase $5 scratch off tickets with the chance to win up to $1,000 in free slot play. The promotion raised an additional $2,918 for the organizations.

To donate to The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Riverbend visit: To donate to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, St. Louis visit:

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