Local Golfers, Supporters Raise $40K for Heartland Cancer Foundation

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Local Golfers, Supporters Raise $40K for Heartland Cancer Foundation

The Heartland Cancer Foundation (HeartlandCancerFoundation.org) raised almost $40,000 at the Cancer Classic Golf Scramble, September 21st, at Hillcrest Country Club. The annual golf tournament brings players from all over the community and benefits low-income cancer patients. The Cancer Classic was in memory of Mick Zangari of Lincoln, who lost his battle with metastatic head and neck cancer in 2016.

Thirty teams competed to win a trophy and hole games, such as “marshmallow longest drive” sponsored by Lexus of Lincoln and “the circle game” sponsored by Two Men and a Truck. The day was hot, but that didn’t dampen the players’ enthusiasm for golfing and raising money for the Foundation. After golfing, teams enjoyed an Italian buffet dinner, and live auction.

Larry Albers, President of Heartland Cancer Foundation’s board, said the funds would assist the foundation in its grant expansion efforts. Cancer patients in Southeastern Nebraska and Northeastern Kansas may apply to receive assistance with payments towards car or housing, gas cards, prescription medication, medical supplies, and physical or occupational therapies related to cancer treatment. On the website, HeartlandCancerFoundation.org, applications for assistance can be submitted electronically, or printed for mailing.

The Heartland Cancer Foundation is based in Lincoln. Its mission is to provide practical and immediate assistance to cancer patients so they can focus on healing. The Foundation will be hosting its fundraising event, “Mardi Gras Casino Royale” on February 9th, 2018 at Wilderness Ridge, and is currently accepting community sponsors. For more information, email heidimoyerhcf@gmail.com or call (402) 261-9974.

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