16th Annual McGMO Golf event raises more than $54,000

McGMO Founders (left to right): Tim McGregor, Kehaulani McGregor, Lori Grover, Mike Grover, John Monroe, Robin Monroe and Kim O’Keefe.

McGMO Founders (left to right): Tim McGregor, Kehaulani McGregor, Lori Grover, Mike Grover, John Monroe, Robin Monroe and Kim O’Keefe.

The 16th Annual McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event on Friday, July 26 raised more than $54,000 to support the Aurora Cancer Care – Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. This community event was held at Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan.

IMG_0033The McGMO golf outing was 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.

The event benefits cancer patients throughout Walworth County and its surrounding communities by enhancing patient services, acquiring equipment and investing in new technology at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center.

“Together, we continue to help bring state-of-the-art cancer-fighting technologies and services to help save more lives through early detection and screening,” said Mike Grover, one of the McGMO founding members.

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Golfers take to the course before the rain.

Grover continued, “With the community support for this year’s outing, a combined total of nearly $700,000 has been raised for local cancer services. In the past, these dollars have helped purchase needed equipment to support the local cancer program, as well as patient comfort items, including blanket warmers, reclining chairs, and flat-screen TV’s.”

Proceeds raised from the 2013 McGMO event will be used to purchase an advanced high-definition video imaging system for the gastroenterology department. The video system will increase the visualization and detection of potential cancers.

Save the date for next year’s McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event on Friday July 25, 2014 at Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan, Wis. 

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