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Aurora Lakeland receives $100,184 donation for Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Delavan, Wis. — A check for $100,184 has been presented to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, the result of funds raised from the annual McGMO Golfing for Cancer Care event.

Last summer’s event raised $46,322 for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. As a result, a matching gift was donated from the Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds of $53,862, leading to a total donation from the event of $100,184.

Past funding from the McGMO outing has been used to purchase a variety of comfort items that include:
• Stereotatic biopsy unit
• CD players for patient education
• Two flat screen TVs for the waiting room and treatment room
• Bariatric recliner for patients over 250 pounds
• Breast suction unit for stereotactatic breast biopsy unit
• Special transport for patients to Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha and back to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
• Renovations of the clinic to better accommodate patient volume
• Wheelchair-accessible wall mounted scale
• Blanket warmers
• Patient Resource Center
• Two continuous monitors

The McGMO golf outing is held every summer for the past 13 years in Walworth County with the goal of improving the health and well-being of local cancer patients. It was established in 1998 in loving memory of Dean McGregor, Ivan Grover, Calvin Monroe, who have lost their battle with cancer and Kim O’Keefe, a courageous cancer survivor.

For any information about the golf event to become a hole sponsor or gift donor, contact Mike Grover at (262) 728-3779. You may also mail any donations to: (payable to Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds) McGMO Golf Outing, Att: Mike Grover 2312 North Shore Drive Delavan, WI 53115. For more information, please log onto www.mcgmo.com.

For more information about the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, log on to www.Aurora.org/LakelandVLCC.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Adam Beeson
Office: 414-299-1690

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