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July 16, 2012 – Beverly Hills, CA – The Harold Pump Foundation has announced the 2012 Honorees for its 12th Annual Gala on Friday, August 10, 2012. The Honorees include LegendsJoe Namath, Sandy Koufax, and Julius Erving, along with Mike Tuchin, and Dr. Mario Molina and family. The event will be held at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California.  Doors will open at 6:00pm.

These Legends join a star-studded list of guests scheduled to attend the Gala and celebrity golf tournament held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita.  Tee off will be at 9am on Friday, August 10th, 2012. Other athletes and celebrities confirmed to attend include: Jerry West, Marcus Allen, Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, Jon Voight,Ronnie Lott,Larry King, Gale Sayers, Brian McKnight, Wally Moon, Tim Brown, Mark Spitz, Pete Rose, Rollie Fingers, Dave Winfield, Don Newcombe, Jalen Rose, Michael Irvin, Gary Payton, Eric Dickerson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ozzie Smith, Dave Justice, Jim Brown, Marshall Faulk, Rodney Peete, Matt Barnes, Allen Iverson, Jerry Rice, James Worthy, Isiah Thomas, Eddie Murray, Warren Moon, Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor, Jamaal Wilkes, Paul Pierce, Bill Sharman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Anderson, and former President Vicente Fox.

The event will benefit the Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, the Carole Pump Women’s Center, and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.  Since the event’s inception, The Harold Pump Foundation has given more than $4.2 million toward the treatment and cure of cancer.Proceeds go toward the development of new technology, cancer screening, and educational programs for the underserved and uninsured.  Funds raised will also go to establishing afamily plan for cancer patients at Northridge Hospital.

Joseph William Namathis the handsome, silky-smooth gunslinger from Beaver Falls, PA, who burst onto the scene under the watchful eye of the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant, who would later refer to Joe as the “greatest athlete” he’d “ever coached.” That gifted athleticism helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 29-4 record over three years and the 1964 NCAA National Championship.After leaving Alabama for the NFL ranks, Namath seamlessly landed on the world’s biggest stage and lit the lights of Broadway the way that few other athletes had or have since. He was immediately dubbed “Broadway Joe,” and lived up to the brand in every way from numerous television and commercials, to interviews and photo spreads.Off the field, Joe has always been a philanthropist and has been deeply involved in multiple charities. His generous spirit and leadership has carried for decades following his life on the gridiron. With devotion to causes such as The March of Dimes, The Marty Lyons Classic, and The Children First Foundation, Joe is a true legend on and off the field.

Sandy Koufaxwas an elegant craftsman, brilliant to the extreme in the exercise of his talent, but a reluctant celebrity, less comfortable in the limelight than in the world he fashioned for himself off the pitcher’s mound.Koufax pitched a NL-record four no-hitters, including a perfect game. In 1963, he won the MVP with a 25-5 record, and in the World Series, he beat Whitey Ford twice in five days as the Dodgers swept the Yankees.In 1965, Koufax recovered from circulatory problems and numbness and still managed a 26-8 season with a 2.04 ERA to win his second Cy Young. Pitching in a time when there was only one winner for both leagues, Sandy won the Cy Young award three times in 1963, 1965, and 1966 as well as being named the National League MVP in 1963. In 1967, at the peak of his game, he passed up a guaranteed salary and simply walked away. With his lifetime record of 165-87, 2.76 ERA and 2,396 strikeouts in 2,324 1/3 innings, in 1972 he became at 36, the youngest player voted into the Hall of Fame. Sandy removed himself from the spotlight that shone so brightly while he dominated baseball. Unlike many of today’s sports superstars, Sandy never craved all the media attention, opting for a more private lifestyle that he continues now in retirement.

Julius “Dr. J” Ervingspent 16 years dazzling basketball fans with prolific scoring and all around hoop heroics. A superstar with the Virginia Squires and New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, Erving also spent 11 remarkable seasons as captain and all-star representative of the Philadelphia 76ers.  In five ABA seasons, Erving was named most valuable player in 1974 and 1976, was co-MVP in 1975 and captured three ABA scoring titles.  With the 76ers, Erving earned most valuable player honors in 1981, was named to the NBA 35th Anniversary All Time Team in 1980, was an All Star in each of his 11 NBA seasons, was All-Star MVP twice and was All NBA five times.  In 16 professional seasons, Erving finished with a 24.0 scoring average and 30,026 points, fourth highest total of all time behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Karl Malone.Erving retired from professional basketball in 1987and since divided his time between entrepreneurial projects and community service efforts.Erving has frequently been recognized for his devotion to civic issues. Some of his past awards are the Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, the Whitney M. Young Award from the Urban League and the Father Flanagan Award from Boys Town, the American Express Man of the Year Award, the Big Brothers New York City Sports Award, the David Zinkoff Memorial Sportsman of the Year Award, the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the Memphis Museum Civil Rights Award. Erving has been involved with the Hempstead New York Salvation Army since his youth and still continues to assist them whenever needed.

Michael L. Tuchin is a member and co- manager of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff& Stern LLP, one of the premier business reorganization and corporate insolvency boutique law firms in the country. Mr. Tuchin graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990. Mr. Tuchin was named by Los Angeles Magazine/Southern California Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 lawyers in Los Angeles County in 2011. Tuchin currently serves as an Editor of the California Bankruptcy Journal and is a past President and a member of the Board of Governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference of Los Angeles and a past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Mr. Tuchinalso serves on the National Board of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and as AIPAC’s Los Angeles Chair.

Joseph Mario Molina, MD, is president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare as well as the son of the Company’s founder--Dr. C. David Molina. He has served in various capacities

at the Company since its inception. As the medical director, he worked with providers and clinics while overseeing medical and risk management issues. During his time as vice president,

Dr. Molina was responsible for provider contracting, member services, marketing and quality assurance. He received the Ernst & Young Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year Award

and was named an honoree of the Greater Long Beach National Conference for Community and Justice. Additionally, Dr. Molina was inducted into the Long Beach Community College Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was also featured in Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America.  Dr. Molina is a member of numerous organizations including the American College of Physicians. He is on the board at the California Medical Association Foundation and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Dr. Molina is also a board member of Homeboy Industries, Association of Health Insurance Plans and the Aquarium of the Pacific. He and John Molina were named the 2006 Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Molina received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California State University, Long Beach and his medical degree at the University of Southern California. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at University of California, San Diego.

John C. Molina is the son of C. David Molina, who founded Molina Healthcare. John has been employed at Molina in various capacities since its inception. John currently serves as chief financial officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. As CFO, John oversees all financial

and corporate development functions including accounting and finance, treasury, investor relations, marketing, human resources, and market expansion.  During John’s tenure as CFO, the company has gone public and more than doubled the number of Medicaid lives the Company covers, as well as tripling revenues. The Company footprint has expanded from operations in four states to sixteen states since the company’s IPO in July 2003.  In addition to serving as Molina’s CFO, John has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. John is the vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Aquarium of the Pacific and a member of the Board of Trustees for the California State University Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Board of Governors of California State University, Long Beach.  In the past, John has served on the Boards of the Downtown Long Beach Business Associates, the Long Beach Community Foundation, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and the Southeast Division of the American Cancer Society of California.  John earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University Long Beach, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. John also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California.


The Harold Pump Foundation, based in Chatsworth, California, is a nonprofit organization started in 2000 by twin brothers Dana and David Pump in memory of their father, Harold.  For tickets to the event, please call 310.996.1188 or visit the website at www.haroldpumpfoundation.com

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