HOw it Started... Where we are going.
What started as a simple idea in an effort to help out a fellow employee has turned into a movement that has had an impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
In seven years, Scare Away Cancer has raised over $600,000 to support patients, families, and programs in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. How do we explain our success? It's easy, we like to have fun!
It's okay to fly your freak flag now and then! That's why our annual event is a costume party. Dressing up is not a requirement, but it is encouraged and who doesn't like to decorate themselves around Halloween? Every year the room at Anthony's Steakhouse is full of excitement, energy, and people who are serious about making a difference for people fighting cancer.
We like to have a blast more than once a year. That's why we have added the Boo Brew to our event calendar. Who doesn't like to drink beer? In 2014, we partnered with Nebraska Brewing Company to serve local craft beer and raise a pint and money at a summer event.
Scare Away Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. What makes our structure even more unique is it's operated 100% by volunteers! That's right, the "staff" are all volunteers from MCL Construction and others in the community. Our collaborative group is in charge of sponsorships, decorations, entertainment, and so much more. A selfless act of giving without expecting anything in return. Our motto: Have Fun, Make a Difference, and The Money Stays Here. It's important to us that the funds donated stay in our community where it can make an immediate impact.