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NCS HOPE Foundation Hosts 1st Annual Fundraiser at Topgolf Omaha

Wednesday, April 28, 2021  |  Filed under "NCS in the News"

One hundred sixty-three golfers participated in a Topgolf Contender golf tournament at Topgolf Omaha, raising funds for cancer patients in need.

Omaha, NE – April 25, 2021 marked the date of the first annual Fore! the Foundation Golf Tournament benefiting cancer patients and families in need.  A warm, sunny, and windy day ended up being the perfect weather for the tournament filling nearly all of the golf bays on the upper deck at Topgolf Omaha.

“We had a great turnout for our first event.  It is heartwarming to see everyone come out in support of this great cause and fulfill our mission of improving the lives of cancer patients in our area,” said Danielle Geiger, NCS HOPE Foundation Board President.

The golf event was postponed a year from 2020 to 2021 due to the pandemic. The board of directors decided Topgolf allowed for a fun socially distanced atmosphere to host its first event.  Those in attendance included physicians and staff of Nebraska Cancer Specialists, area businesses, patients and caregivers, and friends of the foundation.

“As a sponsor of Fore! the Foundation Golf Tournament, Centris Federal Credit Union’s team had a great time playing Topgolf. This was a nice change of pace from a regular golf tournament held on a traditional course. At least half of our team was made up of cancer survivors or members of local cancer or health related charitable boards who know first-hand the significant role that Nebraska Cancer Specialists and the NCS Hope Foundation play in the lives of those in cancer treatment.

There is so much that goes into healing the whole person during and after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Through funding by the NCS Hope Foundation, more patients and their families can receive access to services that enhance their recovery and hopefully their long-term health. It was important for us to participate in this event and we are looking forward to expanding our team participation in 2022,” said Dawn Gonzales, Vice President, Community Development at Centris Federal Credit Union.

All of the proceeds from the sponsorships, raffles, and Hole –In–One challenge go back to NCS HOPE Foundation to provide financial, emotional support and educational resources to patients and their families.

“We have big dreams for the foundation and have hopes of purchasing a vehicle for transportation and medication delivery.  Thanks to the support from this great event, this looks to be something we can do in the near future,” said Kelly Horn, NCS HOPE Foundation Board Member.

Other goals of the foundation include hiring a social worker to further help patients, families and caregivers deal with the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual issues when facing cancer. We will also continue to provide assistance for rent, utilities, co-pays, prescriptions, fitness programs, education, and support.  We look to hosting our 2nd annual event next spring.

About NCS HOPE Foundation The Nebraska Cancer Specialists (NCS) HOPE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of individuals and families in the community and the surrounding areas who are impacted by cancer treatment. The foundation does this by providing supportive services and resources to all oncology and hematology patients, families, and caregivers. Emerging from the patient assistance fund at Nebraska Cancer Specialists, the NCS HOPE Foundation largely serves as a way to provide to patients in need of financial assistance through services and supportive resources such as Prescription Co-Pay assistance, Rent and utilities assistance, Groceries and comfort items, Transportation/fuel cards, Referrals to community resources, Disease education, Fitness programs, Bereavement, Respite/child care, Caregiver support and Scholarships. For more information or to apply for assistance, visit NCSHOPEFoundation.org.

 

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