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The 17th Annual Altru Cancer Center Golf Tournament Raised $82,000 for Filling the Gap and Caring for Kids

Posted OnJune 27, 2019

Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND – The largest fundraiser of the year for Filling the Gap and Caring for Kids, the Altru Cancer Center Golf Tournament, was held June 13 at the Grand Forks Country Club. Golfers, sponsors, and volunteers all came together and raised over $82,000. In its seventeen-year history, the tournament has raised over $1 million for patients throughout the community and the region.

“Filling the Gap and Caring for Kids meet the needs of financially eligible patients of Altru Cancer Center and Altru Pediatrics that extend beyond our walls to improve patients’ quality of life during their journey, such as gas cards, lodging accommodations, and more that are not typically covered by insurance,” says Lauren Denton, director of philanthropy at Altru Health Foundation. “We are so grateful for the continued generosity of our community to make a difference for our patients.”

In 2018, more than 1,200 patients at Altru Cancer Center received assistance through Filling the Gap. 27 children with chronic conditions qualified for the Caring for Kids grants. So far in 2019, over 84 trips have been supported by Caring for Kids. That adds up to more than 25,300 miles!

If you are interested in supporting Filling the Gap or Caring for Kids, please contact the Altru Health Foundation at 701.780.5600 or or donate online at

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277-bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45-bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit