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‘Golf For a Cure’ raises $2,500 for Abben Cancer Center

May 25, 2019 09:41AM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

The Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation recently received a gift of $2,500 in support of cancer care provided to patients treated at the Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital. The gift represents proceeds raised during the annual Golf for a Cure tournament held May 3rd at Emerald Hills Golf Club in Okoboji.

“We are appreciative of the community support and generosity that goes into this event,” said Donna Janssen, a two-time cancer survivor who co-chairs the annual event with Judy Wendell. “We are lucky to have care so close to home and we continue to organize this event in support of our friends, family and neighbors who need the services of the Abben Cancer Center.”

Since 2011, the Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation has received more than $28,000 from the Golf for a Cure event in support of local cancer care. Funds raised are used to purchase new technologies, support educational programming and to provide funds for various patient needs, such as head covers, travel assistance and much more.

“Community led efforts make these events personal. Fighting cancer is a cause that most, unfortunately, can relate to,” commented Melissa Cunningham, Abben Cancer Center Director. “We are grateful to the organizers and supporters for what their generosity helps to provide our patients.”

The Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation was founded in 1993 to facilitate community support for projects which benefit patients locally and enhance healthcare in our region provided through Spencer Hospital. Donors can choose to support a specific department or the area of greatest need. To donate to the Foundation please call Mindy Gress at 264-6226 or visit the website: www.spencerhospital.org/donate.