The Omaha Lancers presented Scare Away Cancer with an $8,000 check at the non-profit organization's annual event on October 22, 2016. The money was raised through a jersey auction at an Omaha Lancers game earlier in October.
"We are humbled and grateful for the support," said Tony Fucinaro from Scare Away Cancer. "The Omaha Lancers are a great community partner and have been for many years. Their support of Scare Away Cancer allows us to reach more patients and families."
This was the second consecutive year the Lancers have held a Scare Away Cancer jersey auction. The sweaters were custom made and featured a Halloween theme design.
"Scare Away Cancer is such a great organization," Said Omaha Lancers President Bryan Marshall. "The fact that it's run entirely by volunteers is so impressive. The jerseys were a big hit with our fans, and we look forward to doing it again next season."
Scare Away Cancer was founded in 2011; its mission is to help year-round, patients and families who are fighting cancer. Scare Away Cancer also gives support to local programs that provide services and treatments for cancer patients.
Featured at the sixth annual event, JoJo leGrange from Arlington, Nebraska. The seven-year-old fought brain cancer over the last year and a half. She was just told she is now cancer free! Scare Away Cancer also supported theLinear Accelerator project at Methodist Health Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. The new machine provides cutting edge technology and treatment for patients in Southwest Iowa.
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