TWO RIVERS - More than 100 walkers raised more than $12,500 for cancer care at the second annual Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer on Saturday at Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers.
All of the money raised will support survivorship care, integrative and holistic therapy options in the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Cancer Care.
“Cancer has affected everyone in some way — our friends, neighbors and loved ones. It’s personal," said Rachel Rupnik, fundraising officer with Aurora Health Care Foundation. "That’s why we are so excited to partner with the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and help enhance the programs that will be offered at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center right in our community.”
This year, Aurora Health Care and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation expanded their Lombardi Walks to Tackle Cancer to include 10 locations across eastern Wisconsin, including the July 22 Walk/Run at Festa Italiana in Milwaukee.
All Lombardi Walks support local Aurora Cancer Care programs, services and cancer research in the communities in which they were raised. Funds raised also will receive a 50 percent match by the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
In addition to the walk, the event offered information about cancer prevention and included family-friendly activities.
Learn more at LombardiWalk.org or call 920-794-5284.
Courtesy of Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.