Founders of the annual McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event received $136,262 to support patients at the Aurora Cancer Care – Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation presented the check during their annual recognition breakfast on April 19, 2013. The check included matching funds from Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and proceeds raised by golfers who participated in last year’s 15th Annual McGMO Golf Outing.
The McGMO was established in 1998 in memory of Dean McGregor, Ivan Grover, and Calvin Monroe, who lost their battles with cancer and Kim O’Keefe, a courageous cancer survivor. The event raises funds to help cancer patients throughout Walworth County and surrounding communities by enhancing patient services, and investing in new technology for cancer care at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center.
“We are grateful that the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation matched proceeds raised from the 2012 McGMO Golf Outing. Its generous commitment means that more than $136,000 was contributed last year to provide exceptional care to everyone who relies on Aurora Medical Center in Lakeland,” said Mike Grover, one of the founding members of the McGMO. “The thoughtful donations make it possible to impact lives and bring healing, and hope to patients and their families.”
Proceeds from the 2012 McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event were used to purchase three new ERBE Machines, used in gastrointestinal procedures such as colonoscopies, a screening that detects colon cancer in more early, treatable stages.
This state-of-the-art technology is now available in each of the four procedure rooms at Aurora Lakeland, allowing physicians to better see and remove polyps with greater precision, while reducing the likelihood of regrowth and risk of bleeding.
For information about the 16th Annual McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event on Friday, July 26, 2013, please call 1-262-741-2600 or visit our website.
Generous donations made payable to Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation will also be accepted. Please mail donations to:
McGMO Golf Outing
Attention: Mike Grover
2312 North Shore Drive
Delavan, WI 53115
For more information about the Aurora Cancer Care – Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, go to www.Aurora.org/LakelandVLCC.