Heartland Cancer Foundation Raises $130K for Cancer Patients at Mardi Gras Gala
Heartland Cancer Foundation (heartlandcancerfoundation.org) hosted its fifth annual Mardi Gras Gala on February 21 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. That evening, over 400 guests enjoyed a happy hour, premium auction, raffle, a ballroom dinner, live auction, and after-party.
The evening began with a happy hour in the atrium which was transformed into Bourbon Street. It was complete with awnings, café-style bistro table sets, and large street lanterns. Vibrant colored jumbo lanterns and string lights were strung across the atrium to create an unforgettable New Orleans flare. The program kicked off with a welcome by Jack Mitchell, host of LNK Today on 1400 KLIN.
Jovan Dewitt, former Nebraska Cornhusker football special teams coach, was the guest speaker for the evening. He shared his own personal journey with cancer and the impact that it made on his life. He talked about the importance of having a foundation like Heartland Cancer Foundation that serves local cancer patients and keeps all proceeds local.
Proceeds from the event totaled $130,000. This money will financially assist cancer patients in southeast Nebraska with housing, car payments, gas cards, and other expenses not covered by insurance. The mission of Heartland Cancer Foundation is to provide immediate and practical assistance to cancer patients so they can focus on healing.
To learn more about Heartland Cancer Foundation or to apply for assistance, make a donation, or join their volunteer guild, visit their website at heartlandcancerfoundation.org. You can also contact them via phone at (402) 261-9974.