The 17th Annual McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event raised $53,000 to support the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. This community event was held on July 25 at Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan.
Established in 1998 in memory of Dean McGregor, Ivan Grover, Calvin Monroe, who lost their battles with cancer, and for Kim O’Keefe, a courageous cancer survivor, McGMO benefits cancer patients throughout Walworth County and its surrounding communities. Proceeds raised through the event will enhance patient services, provide equipment and invest in cutting-edge technology at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center.
“This is such a fun event and I’m honored by the generous support we’ve received from the community, family and friends. The golf outing raised $53,000 for expansion of a cancer rehabilitation program to help survivors improve their wellness by gaining mobility and easing pain. Our hope is that survivors can focus more on their future and less about what cancer did to their bodies. The rehab program at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center enables patients to be close to home, close to family, and close to their support system,” said Mike Grover, one of the McGMO founding members.
“Aurora Health Care is privileged to provide care for our community. The generous support received from the McGMO event will help people like Beth, a 48-year-old breast cancer survivor, who had severe shoulder pain and decreased mobility after a partial mastectomy. Beth is receiving physical therapy through the cancer rehab program and is experiencing less pain and able to join her family in more activities. It’s truly amazing what we can accomplish when we work toward a cause,” said Michelle Weber, Director of Development for Aurora Health Care Foundation.
For more information about the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, go to Aurora.org/LakelandVLCC.