Altru Cancer Center Golf Tournament Raises $103,000 for Filling the Gap and Caring for Kids
Grand Forks, N.D. – The biggest fundraiser of the year for Filling the Gap and Caring for Kids, the Altru Cancer Center Golf Tournament, was held June 8 at the Grand Forks Country Club. Golfers, sponsors and volunteers came together and raised over $103,000. In its fifteen-year history, the tournament has raised over $1 million for Filling the Gap and over $100,000 for Caring for Kids.
Filling the Gap helps provide financially eligible patients with gas cards, nutritional supplements and lodging assistance when overnight stays are necessary. These items are not typically covered by insurance, yet can dramatically affect a patient’s quality of life. In 2016, over $176,000 was given to patients in need through the program.
“Filling the Gap helps our patients immensely by meeting basic needs,” says Beth Nelson, manager of Altru Cancer Center. “This program provides for nutritional supplements for all patients regardless of income and also helps ‘fill the gap’ financially eligible patients when they travel distances for their care, through hotel stays, gas cards or even taxi rides if they live in town and don't have a ride or feel well enough to drive.”
Caring for Kids is a grant program for kids with chronic conditions and their families.
It was established to improve the quality of life for pediatric patients and their families by lifting some of their financial burden.
“Thanks to donors generous gifts 12 families with children battling chronic health conditions were able to travel 16,534 miles during 31 trips throughout the tri-state area in the past 6 months,” says Melissa Swenson, child life specialist at Altru. “They have spent 33 nights in a motel to be close to their child who needs specialty medical care. Without this support these trips would be a financial burden on these families.”
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to the Altru Cancer Center Golf Tournament, please contact Randy Schoenborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.780.5618.
Altru Cancer Center Golf Tournament 2017 Sponsors
Main Event Sponsor
Egdewood Health Care System
Bank of America/Merril Lynch
Coverys/Vaaler Insurance, Inc.
Frandsen Wealth Management & Trust
Frandsen Bank & Trust
Ameriprise Financial – Mike and Tricia Ryan
Bergstorm Electric, Inc.
Construction Engineers, Inc.
Crary Real Estate
Delta Dental of Minnesota
EAPC Architects Engineers
Lunseth Plumbing and Heating Co.
Brady, Martz and Associates, P.C.
C.L. Linfoot Co.
Dakota Supply Group
JLG Architects, Ltd
Dr. Kevin and Kristy Panico
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Dwight and Ruth Thompson
Valley Med Flight, Inc.
Wall's Medicine Center
American Crystal Sugar
American Federal Bank
Bret Bentow – Edward Jones
Britton Transport, Inc.
Clarity Coverdale Fury Advertising, Inc.
Dahl Funeral Home
Dakota Commercial & Development
Randy & Merrilee Brown, Brown Corporations
Gate City Bank
Gershman Family Foundation
Grand Forks Abstract and Title
Ground Round – Matt & Mandy Walkowiak
Home of Economy
Lincoln Financial Group
Northern Plumbing Supply
R.J. Zavoral & Sons, Inc.
Thrifty White Pharmacy
Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, P.C.
Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Waterfront Kitchen and Bath
Widseth, Smith and Nolting & Assoc., Inc.
Zimney Foster, P.C.
Amundson Family Funeral Home, Inc.
Custom Stripes, Inc.
Lunski Plumbing, Inc.
Modern Auto Body, Inc.
Gerrells Sports Center, Inc.
Opticare – Forks Vision Center
Anthony and Joan Schoenborn
Gift in Kind
Grand Forks Herald
Vaaler Insurance, Inc.