Scare Away Cancer, a nonprofit organization run by volunteers from MCL Construction and others in the Omaha, Nebraska, community, donate $15,000 to the Inner Beauty Program at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. 100% of the money will be used for charitable care for patients who otherwise could not afford products and services.
"Our relationship with Scare Away Cancer goes back several years," said Lori Fuchs who directs the Inner Beauty program. "Scare Away Cancer raised money to help with the construction of our new space and now the generosity extends directly to those who need it most."
A year ago, Scare Away Cancer made a similar donation to Inner Beauty and the impact was tremendous; 86 patients received assistance from the grant. Services provided included skin care, scalp care, wigs, hats/scarves, prosthesis, mastectomy garments and more. Patients do not have to be receiving treatment at Methodist Health System to utilize the Inner Beauty Salon services.
"We want to help as many people fighting cancer as we can," said Tony Fucinaro of Scare Away Cancer and Senior Vice President at MCL Construction. "Lori and her team are real caregivers and have a significant impact on so many lives."
The Inner Beauty Salon is located inside the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. It is a warm, intimate, beautifully appointed setting where cancer survivors can experience personalized salon services and image consultations.
Scare Away Cancer is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization has raised close to $700,000 in seven years to provide direct financial assistance to patients and families fighting cancer. Scare Away Cancer also supports local health care programs that provide treatment and support to patients.
If you know of a patient or a family that is going through a cancer journey and needs assistance, fill out this grant application or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scare Away Cancer's Boo Brew 4 at Infusion Brewing Company was the biggest one yet! This is regarding attendance and money raised. 247 people attended the July 13th event which raised $5,200 for Scare Away Cancer. 100% of the money raised goes directly to cancer patients, families, and programs.
"I am amazed at how this event has grown," said Paula Ebert from Scare Away Cancer. "People believe in our mission and want to help any way they can."
This year's event was the first at Infusion Brewing and Tap Room. Four locally brewed craft beers by Infusion Brewing provided everyone with plenty of hops.
"Infusion Brewing hit it out of the park," added Scare Away Cancer's Tony Fucinaro. "The outside beer garden tent was a huge success and the weather was very cooperative."
Boo Brew is an event designed to be laid back and raise awareness of Scare Away Cancer, its mission, and where the money raised goes to throughout the year.
Scare Away Cancer will hold its 7th Annual Haunted Halloween event October 28, 2017, at Anthony's Steakhouse.
Golfing on a Monday -- it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it, right? The MCL Construction team hit the links on September 19th to play in the Drake-Williams Corporate Charity Challenge at Indian Creek Golf Course in Elkhorn. $30,000 was up for grabs and divided up for local charities.
"It's a great event," said MCL Construction Executive Vice President Gary Leapley. "It's a friendly competition where there are no losers because every charity is guaranteed to get at least $1,200."
The MCL Construction team finished tied for fourth out of fifteen teams, shooting nine under par. That finish, combined with additional money won on the course from a marshmallow drive, a frisbee toss, and a couple of birdie holes, won Scare Away Cancer $2,260. It was the second year Drake-Williams has hosted the Corporate Charity Challenge. To date the event has contributed $5,660 to Scare Away Cancer.
In five years, Scare Away Cancer has raised close to $500,000 for cancer patients, their families, and programs to help in the assistance of cancer treatment. The organization's rapid growth has allowed contributing to patients and families throughout the year. If you know someone who needs assistance, please fill out this application.
Scare Away Cancer's major fundraising event is coming up on October 22 at Anthony's Steakhouse. This event is the premier costume party in Omaha; there is still time to purchase tickets or a corporate table. Hurry, because the event sells out fast.
Scare Away Cancer's annual Boo Brew at Nebraska Brewing Company was a huge success.
An estimated crowd of 200 people gathered to raise a pint (or two) to help in the fight against cancer. $3,700 was raised for Scare Away Cancer, a nonprofit organization that supports patients and families who have immediate needs. The organization also supports cancer programs that provide treatment and services to cancer patients. This year, Scare Away Cancer is helping the Linear Accelerator project at Methodist Health Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
"It's inspiring to everyone come and support our cause," said MCL Construction Senior Vice President Tony Fucinaro. "I think this event is a success because it's low key and very relaxed. Everyone here considers each other friends."
Scare Away Cancer is an all-volunteer organization started by the employees of MCL Construction. This year, Boo Brew 3 was supported by a team of volunteers from the Lincoln Financial Group. Its team was instrumental in driving presale tickets to the event, checking in guests, selling raffle tickets, and organizing basket raffle prizes.
Scare Away Cancer's feature event is coming up on October 22 at Anthony's Steakhouse. If you haven't been to our Halloween costume bash, you are missing out! Purchase individual tickets or an entire table by clicking here.
If you were not able to come to Boo Brew and find yourself inspired by those who did, please feel free to make a donation to help us continue our mission of helping, helping in any way we can.
The latest technology in treating cancer is now being utilized at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The addition of a state-of-the-art linear accelerator gives cancer patients in southwest Iowa the best in cancer care.
"Patients have responded extremely well, they are very positive, and have talked about how calming it is to come into the new room with the new equipment," said Steve Baumert, President and CEO of Methodist Health Jennie Edmundson Hospital.
To make room for the new linear accelerator, MCL Construction carefully coordinated with hospital staff to assure there were no disruptions to hospital services during the project. It took ten months to complete a 3,400 square foot addition that was constructed between the existing hospital and the parking garage on campus. The new addition created a vault for the linear accelerator with the walls being up to five feet thick of concrete. A new control room, exam room, and storage room are also part of the project.
Director of Cancer Services at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Michelle Kaufman, worked closely with the MCL Construction team throughout the project.
"The guys from MCL were an absolute joy to work with; the communication from day one all the way through to the project was excellent. I think patient care was their number one concern," said Kaufman.
The Cancer Center at Methodist Health Jennie Edmundson is the ONLY nationally accredited cancer center in southwest Iowa and patients may drive an hour or more each way for treatment.
The new linear accelerator will allow the staff at Jennie Edmundson to treat more complex cancers previously referred to other facilities for radiation therapy.
Scare Away Cancer is proud to support this project, the dollars you donate have a huge impact on patients and families that are fighting cancer.
Looking for a great way to help fight cancer? Raise a pint, or two, or three!
Save the date for Scare Away Cancer's Boo Brew 3 at the Nebraska Brewing Company Tap Room (6950 S 108 St), July 21 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. If you haven't tried the great beers from Nebraska Brewing Company, you are in for a treat. If you have, you know exactly how delightful a brewski can and should taste.
Not much has changed from our first two Boo Brew events. Tickets are available at the door; $10 will get you a souvenir glass and your first beer. Refills are just $5!
This event keeps getting bigger so plan on having fun! The employees at Lincoln Financial Group are already getting in the spirit volunteering their time to help promote the event and pre-sell glasses and tickets. This dedicated group will be at Nebraska Brewing Company on the night of the event helping out and making sure you have a great time.
Scare Away Cancer is now in its sixth year, and we have raised almost $500,000 for cancer patients and programs in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Our support has expanded from a one-time yearly donation to the ability to help out year-round and fight a disease that affects each and every one of us.
Here's a challenge: (I hope you have read this far) share this post with two friends on your social media channels and invite them to come. Let's fill up the Tap Room and make Boo Brew 3 the biggest and best yet. If, by chance (and it better be a slim chance), you can make the event, please consider a donation to Scare Away Cancer. We are a 100% all-volunteer organization; your money is helping families and making a difference in the quality of care patients get.